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Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Person  Male  Born 1810  Died 1869

Art patron. Horticultural editor. Born London. 1st baronet. Known as Wentworth to distinguish him from his father of the same name. Pity this care in naming did not extend to the next generation. A member of the Executive Committee for the Great Exhibition 1851. He collected all the printed items relating to the Exhibition that he found and gave this collection to the V&A Museum. Died St Petersburg, Russia while representing England at a horticultural exhibition there.

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Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

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