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SM 35/3/34


Designs for alterations and additions, February - December, 1805 (8)


as above, John Thomson Esqre, labelled Drawing Room, Saloon,this room to be / raised 2 ft 6, Eating Room, This Room to be / raised 1 ft 6, Entrance Hall, Scullery, Coals, Kitchen and Larder

Signed and dated

Altered March 8 & / Sent to Mr Thomson with the / Pencil marks in Salon in the (?) Library

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and red washes with quadruple ruled and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (492 x 704)



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