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Reference number

SM 34/2/21


[69] Working drawing for stair of ground floor with adjacent rooms


Plan of part of the principal Floor with stair




as above, The Lord Eliot, Closet (twice), Shower / Bath, Chamber, Hair [?] car--, Water Closet, B / Copy sent to Matthews / March 30 1804 (sic), See correct Plan / above, A same centre as Doorway in Basement and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 14/03/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / March 14th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer, with triple ruled and black wash border) on laid paper 694 x 547)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The stair plan corresonds with drawing [68], additional are plans for closets, bathroom and water closet.



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