- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
Drawings 47-48 have, as well as the north portico of earlier drawings, another on the south side that displaces the breakfast room bow (of drawings 44-46). A south portico does not appear in later drawings.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of Two variant designs for the ground floor, November 1808 (5)
-  Variant design for the ground floor with a north entrance, 18 November 1808
-  Copy of variant design for the ground floor with a north entrance, November 1808
-  Neat copy of variant design for the ground floor with a north entrance, November 1808
-  Copy of variant design for the ground floor with two entrances, 30 November 1808
-  Copy of variant design for the ground floor with two entrances, November 1808 and January 1809