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SM (12) 10/5/6


Working drawing for the vaults, 3 February 1798


12 Part-section looking south with plans and elevations of the piers and the springing stones for the vaults in the library; (verso) plans and corresponding elevations of the three shapes of piers in the library


Section through part of the Consols Library / (Looking South), The Bank, A (twice), B (twice), C(twice), D (twice), E (twice), F (twice) (verso) Plan & Section / of Peirs [sic] in Stone / of / Library - a Coppy [sic] / Delivered the Stone Masons / Saturday Feby 3d 1798 and dimensions in pencil

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  • as above 3 February 1798



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