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Survey of London: Volume 40, the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings). Originally published by London County Council, London, 1980.

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In acknowledging the assistance received by the Council in preparing this second volume on the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, the principal debt of gratitude must again be to the Trustees of the Grosvenor Estate, without whose willingness to allow access to their records this study could not have been made. It is again a pleasure to acknowledge the valuable assistance given to the Council's officers by numerous members of the staff of the Grosvenor Office, particularly Mr. Guy Acloque, and of the Trustees' solicitors, Boodle, Hatfield and Company.

The present volume contains much information obtained before the publication in 1977 of the first volume on the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair. The names of the individuals, institutions and corporate bodies who helped in the preparation of that volume, either by providing or giving access to information or by allowing the inspection of buildings in their ownership or occupation, are recorded there in the list of acknowledgments, and to them the Council again tenders its grateful thanks. For similar help received in the preparation of the present volume the Council also records with pleasure its indebtedness to the following:

The late Duke of Abercorn; Major General Sir Allan Adair; Mrs. K. H. Atkins; Rev. W. M. Atkins; Mr. Arthur Bailey; Sir Gawaine Baillie; Dr. R. D. Barnett; Mr. Henry Blyth; Mr. R. Brocklesby; Mr. John C. Broderick; Mr. Stewart Brodie; Mr. H. R. Carter; Mrs. H. M. Colvin; Mr. W. J. Connor; Admiral Sir John Coote; Miss J. B. Courtauld; Mr. Edward Croft-Murray; the Earl of Derby; Lord de Saumarez; Mr. Ralph Dutton; Mrs. I. H. Powell Edwards; Mr. D. R. Elleray; the Baroness Emmet; Mrs. A. E. Gell; Mr. H. H. Goldsmith; Lady Gretton; Mrs. M. T. Halford; Miss Jean D. Hamilton; Mr. Lee Hardy; Mr. Leslie Harris; Mr. Martin Harrison; Lord Home; the Viscount Hood; Mrs. Ruth Hutcherson; Lord Iliffe; Miss Louise Irvine; Mr. David Jacques; Mr. J. N. C. James; Mr. Roy Johnston; Mrs. Kathleen Jones; Mr. Gerald Lacoste; Hon. Lady Lindsay; Mrs. Jill Low; Miss Dorothy McCulla; Mrs. Carol Macht; the Marchese Malacrida; Dr. A. P. W. Malcolmson; Miss Glenise Matheson; Mr. A. G. Meecham; Mrs. Lynn Miller; Mr. H. S. Morgan; the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma; Miss Mary Myers; Mr. Patrick J. Noon, Mrs. Felicity Owen; Mr. Paul Paget; Mr. P. H. Peirano; Mr. P. A. Robb; Mr. Eduard R. Robbins; Mr. David A. Robertson; Major R. E. H. Samuelson; the Earl of Scarbrough; Mr. John S. Schilizzi; Miss J. C. Sinar; Major M. C. Spurrier; Mr. Piero Sraffa; Mr. Gavin Stamp; Dr. David C. Stuart; Rev. A. N. Symondson; Mr. Colin Tennant; Dr. Gordon Toplis; the Countess Waldegrave; Miss Karin Walton; Lady Victoria Wemyss; Mr. Christopher White; Mr. Roger White; the late Mr. T. S. Wragg; Professor George Zanecki.

American Antiquarian Society; Bath City Council; Birmingham Reference Library, Local Studies Dept.; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; the Trustees of Broadlands Archives; Cardiff City Library; Cincinnati Art Museum; Library of Congress; Croome Estate Trust; J. W. Falkner and Sons Ltd.; Massachusetts Historical Society; Oriental Club; Princeton University Library; Public Record Office of Ireland; Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust, Stratford-on-Avon; Simmons and Sons, Henley-on-Thames; University College London, Library; Willett Estates; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut.