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image SM Adam volume 38/55

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SM Adam volume 38/55


[4] Design for the building, 1772, unexecuted


Elevation of a three-storey, three-bay building, with a pitched roof, and with a rusticated ground storey, containing two arched windows and an arched door, each within a relieving arch, and the first and second storeys are articulated by Ionic pilasters, with a central tripartite window within a relieving arch, and with a frieze of fluting and enclosed rosettes


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of a Record Office for the Town of Aberdeen / Plain (in pencil) and some measurements given (verso) Aberdeen Record Office / Aberdeen Record Office

Signed and dated

  • 09/05/1772
    Adelphi May 9t. 1772.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (502 x 648)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 1
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 53
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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