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Record drawings, 11 February 1793 (6)


Drawings 13 and 14 are reduced copies of drawings 10 and 11 (all four are dated 11 February 1793). The six drawings catalogued here are close to the working drawings (18-35) which, it is assumed, are as built or nearly so. One difference is that (in the working drawings) more windows were added to the basement, bedroom and attic floors (cf drawings 18, 21, 30/31).
Drawing 16 for the back elevation was incorrectly drawn. Two pencil Xs and projected mark the string-course on either side. The office Day Book for 11 February 1793 records Jeans, Meyer and Taylor as making drawings for Sulby Lodge: Thomas Jeans (pupil, August 1792-August 1797) Frederick Meyer (pupil, April 1791-1796), and Thomas Taylor (clerk, December 1792 - March 1793). The hand is not the same as that for the previous drawings which is thought to be that of Frederick Meyers.



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