Evidently the monument was commisioned by Mrs Cornthwaite, Abraham Newland's former housekeeper. 'The monument is signed by Soane on its side and made from grey marble with a fllush band border of pink marble...' P.Dean, Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p.185. As architect to the Bank of Englland Soane would have known Newland well.
Jill Lever, 2017
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Contents of London: Southwark Cathedral: designs drawn by Soane for a memorial tablet to Abraham Newland, 1808 (3)
-  Three alternative designs
-  Sketch of a Design for a Monumental Tablett / to the Memory of Mr Abraham Newland
-  Sketch of a Design for a Monumental Tablet / in memory of Mr Abraham Newland