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RIBA buys Lutyens

Nearly 4500 letters penned by Sir Edwin Lutyens to his wife and two sketchbooks have been bought for £300,000 by the RIBA from his descendants. It includes drawings of a fantasy 'castle in the air' for a friend and sketches of an early masterpiece, Gertrude Jekyll's home at Munstead Wood in Surrey. The letters were written in the years 1896 to 1943 when Lutyens was in India.

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