- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
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.
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 Record drawings, 11 February 1793 (6)
-  Record drawing, Basement Storey Plan, 11 February 1793
-  Record drawing, Ground Storey Plan, 11 February 1793
-  Record drawing, One Pair Storey, 11 February 1793
-  Record drawing, Elevation Entrance Front, 11 February 1793
-  Record drawing, Elevation Back Front, 11 February 1793
-  Record drawing, Elevation Side Front, 11 February 1793