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ID number:  BIRRC-A0015
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Title / Object name:  Record of gratitude to Calthorpe family for gift of land to the University in 1900
Object type:  Plaque
Date made:  Soon after 1928
Materials:  Enamel and bronze
Measurements:  106.68 x 71.12 cm
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Plan of the University of Birmingham grounds in 1928, with the arms of the Calthorpe family (upper left) and of the University (upper right), separated by a compass rose.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Scroll at bottom inscribed: "THIS TABLET RECORDS THE GRATITUDE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM TO THE / CALTHORPE FAMILY FOR THEIR MUNIFICENT GIFTS OF LAND TO THE UNIVERSITY. / 1900 - 25 ACRES, BY LORD CALTHORPE, ON HIS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF / HIS SON, THE HON. WALTER CALTHORPE. / 1907 - 20 ACRES BY LORD CALTHORPE. / 1928 - 41 ACRES BY MR AND THE HON. MRS ANSTRUTHER GOUGH-CALTHORPE."

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