. Charles Bulfinch the architect, not quite twenty-two, departed Boston in June, resided
London from July to Dec. 1785, and then traveled through France and Italy as far as
returning to London in Aug. 1786, and to Boston in Jan. 1787 (
; Charles A. Place, Charles Bulfinch, Architect and Citizen
, Boston, 1925, p. 6–11;
Ellen Susan Bulfinch, The Life and Letters of Charles Bulfinch,
, Boston, 1896, p. 43–57).