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Reference number

SM (10) 56/1/4 (11) 56/1/6 (12) 56/1/9 (13) 56/1/2 (14) 56/1/11

Purpose

Further variant but more minimal designs for alterations, August 1826 (5)

Aspect

10 Plan of ground floor inscribed (pencil) No1 11 Plan of ground floor inscribed (pencil) No2 Ground Floor 12 Plan of ground floor as drawing 11 but with (pencilled-in) vaulted ceiling 13 Interior perspective of banking hall as drawings 11 and 12 but with a flat ceiling 14 Plan of first floor inscribed (pencil) No 2 First Floor

Scale

(10-12, 14) bar scales of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

10 as above, labelled (feint pencil) Lobby, Kitchen, Private / Room and (note) Bailey / McGregor or Mr Smith 11 as above, labelled (feint pencil) Kitchen and the rest illegible 14 (pencil) Eatg [eating room], Ant[-i room], draw[ing room], Butlers / Pantry

Signed and dated

  • (13) (pencil) Aug 12 1826

Medium and dimensions

(10-12, 14) Pen, pencil, sepia, warm sepia, pink, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer within a quadruple ruled and sepia wash border (10) on wove paper (489 x 287) (11, 12, 14) on laid paper (479 x 291, 464 x 291, 471 x 293) (13) pen and coloured washes, including burnt umber, raw umber, sepia and blue, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (302 x 484)

Hand

(10-12, 14) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(11, 13) W Weatherley 1822 (12) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate CA (14) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate WW

Notes

W. M. Acres (The Bank of England from within, 1694-1900,volume II, 1931, p.431) wrote that 'apparently but few alterations were required to adapt the premises to the Bank's purposes, for the books were sent down "by Pickford's van" on the 15th September, and on Monday, the 18th September, the Treasurer was sent by coach in charge of two clerks and a porter ... the Branch was opened for business on the 21st September 1826.' It seems from the drawings catalogued above that the main requirement was for bank counters and desks and, excepting for the strong room, that rather little structural change was needed. However, the following drawings and specification show that more was needed in the way of alterations and additions.

Level

Drawing

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