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SM Adam volume 29/109


[2] Finished drawing for the house, N.D. unexecuted


Plan of the hall (ground) storey of a three by five-bay rectangular building, with a canted bow on each side, with a large oval staircase in one of the bows, and with domestic buildings to one side, and a perimeter wall with a gateway in front


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the Hall Story / Lord Frederick Campbells House at Petersham (in the hand of William Adam) / Lord Frederick Campbell's house at Petersham (in pencil) (verso) 6

Signed and dated

  • N.D. These drawings might have been made at any time between Adam and Campbell's acquaintance in the early 1760s and Adam's death in 1792.

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, wash and pink wash within a double ruled border on laid paper (281 x 453)


Adam office hand. Additions to title inscription in the hand of William Adam




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 26
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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