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SM 33/2/10


[78] Revised design for ground floor plan of offices


Plan of proposed New offices at Stowe house


scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, EE, FF, AB, CD , (feint pencil) Stove,and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, pencil, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (218 x 680)
Pen and pink wash, pencil added, on wove paper (535 x 678)




The change from drawing [76] is the addition of a walled-in area (8 feet and a half inch across) pencilled 'Stove' in the top left-hand corner. Pencil additions suggest a kitchen and perhaps a laundry.
The given dimension for external length is 81 feet 3 inches.



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