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image SM Adam volume 31/79

Reference number

SM Adam volume 31/79

Purpose

[3] Survey drawing of the house, 1768

Aspect

Plan of the bedchamber (first) storey of a house as Adam volume 31/80, but with the roof of the left-hand wing beside the central block, and no kitchen court at this level

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Bed Chamber Story of Col/ Campbell's House at Blunham / Servants Room / Women Servants Room / Passage / Barrack Room for Gentlemen / Closet / Closet / Bed Chamber / Passage / Bed Room / Bed Chamber / Bed Room / Closet / Nursery / Servants Room / Closet / Servants Room / Servants Room and some measurements given

Signed and dated

1768

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (546 x 384)

Hand

Adam office hand

Verso

4 / 4 / 14 (in pencil) / This to be placed Fourteenth (in red pen) / Colonel John Campbell's house at Blunham / Bedfordshire

Watermark

LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 4
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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