Description: Much about the Great Exhibition! The reputation of Minton's is second to none; only the Svres manufactory is a remote contender, and that is a government manufactory, grant-aided annually to the tune of 12,000; the bustle of setting-up the Minton's exhibit; visits of Royalty and the nobility; opening day; the Duke of Wellington's appearance (the Chinese Mandarin approaches the Duke whilst he is chatting to the Marquess of Anglesey, and shakes both their hands "with evident marks of respect"!); the drama of the Royal entrance; our Chinese friend prostrates himself before the Queen; the popularity of "Uncle" (Herbert Minton), who is "sought out and courted by all. He escorted the Royal Family and the Prince and Princess of Prussia through the building the other day, and the Queen presented him to the Princess of Prussia as the manufacturer of that beautiful dessert service"; Herbert Minton's energy; etc. Most interesting and very important; a splendid eye-witness account of the Exhibition.