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Reference number

SM (44) volume 72/19 (45) volume 72/20

Purpose

Design for the recess at the west end of the Accountants Office (2)

Aspect

44 Plan; and section looking west 45 Section looking north; and detail of mouldings

Scale

(44) bar scale (45) half full size and bar scale

Inscribed

44 The Bank, C, B, Plan / of / Recess, A, a Section on the Line C-D, D 45 as above, The Bank, A, Section thru the Recess at the End of the Accountants Office / on the Line A-B, A, Moldings of Pannels (sic) &c

Signed and dated

(44) Lincolns Inn Fields Augt 18 1804

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(44-45) J Whatman 1801

Notes

A recess at the west end of the Accountants Office served as an office space for the Chief Clerk. The Chief Clerk supervised more than fifty clerks who worked at rows of desks in the Accountants Office, signing bank notes and making entries in ledgers.

Level

Drawing

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