Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns

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Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns. / Meyrick, Robert.

In: Journal of the History of Collections, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2004, p. 173-189.

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Meyrick, R 2004, 'Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns', Journal of the History of Collections, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 173-189. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/16.2.173

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Meyrick, R. (2004). Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns. Journal of the History of Collections, 16(2), 173-189. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/16.2.173

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Meyrick R. Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns. Journal of the History of Collections. 2004;16(2):173-189. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/16.2.173

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Meyrick, Robert. / Hugh Blaker: Doing his Bit for the Moderns. In: Journal of the History of Collections. 2004 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 173-189.

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