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Reference number

SM (220) 67/3/1 (221) 67/3/7 (222) 67/3/6

Purpose

Designs for repairs to Wren's portico, 1818 (3)

Aspect

220 (pencil) Section of Portico repairs at / Chelsea, Chelsea Hospital 221 Chelsea Hospital, Elevation of Triglyph, Section of Cieling / in the Portico and Section thro' Pediment belonging to the central doorway 222 Chelsea Hospital / Section of the Portico now re- / pairing

Scale

(222) to a scale

Inscribed

220 as above, labelled (past curator) Case E (under Students Room) / 62 Drawer / G. / 7 Sheets. / D Inventory . p 157 and some dimensions given 221 as above, labelled Chelsea Hospital, 2.9 / between and some dimensions given 222 as above, labelled (pencil) Inch / Iron and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(220) (pencil) 1818 (221) Feby 2d. 1818 (222) (pencil) HB, February 1st- 1818

Hand

(220-221) Soane office (222) H. Burges (pupil 1817-1820)

Watermark

(221) 1815

Notes

The Chelsea Hospital Board of Commissioners' minutes for the 25 June 1817 record that Soane was 'ordered to examine the Great Hall and the Vestibule as to the Repair thereof' and it is possible that these drawings are connected with those repairs.

Literature

Royal Hospital Chelsea: Board Minutes and Papers, January 1816-September 1818 (National Archives WO 250/377);

Level

Drawing

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