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Reference number

SM (6) 50/5/9 (7) 50/5/18 (8) 50/5/19

Purpose

Preliminary designs for alterations, 20-25 July 1825 (3)

Aspect

6 Part (pencil) Plan of the Basement Story and (verso) part section 7 Plan of ground floor 8 Plan of the One Pair Floor

Scale

(6-8) bar scales of 1/10 inch to 1 foot, (6 verso) bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

6 as above, (pencil) --- ----- (illegible) Mr C, Kitchen / 19.3 by / 22.0, (pen) Butlers / Pantry, Servants Rooms; (verso, pencil) Basemt, Ground Fl[oor], Drawing Room, WC, Cistern 7 (pencil) Porter, Hall (4 times), Waiting Room, Water / Closet (3 times), Ambassador's / Room, WC, Library, Corridor, Staircase, Eating Room, Cantelever - to project / 18'' 8 as above, Fludyer Street, Downing Street, Downing Square, Principal / Staircase, Staircase to / Bed Chambers, (pencil) Mr Planta, Lord Howard, Lord H's / Ass[istants], Mr P' Ass[istants], Assistants to / Mr Planta, Mr J Bidwell, Assists / to / Mr J Bll, Assistants / to / U[nder] Sec[retar]y, 3d Undr Secy, Private / Sec, Mr C Official / Room, Iron / d[oor] 6-8 numbered (pen) 9, 18, 19

Signed and dated

  • (6) (pencil) LIF / 20th July / 1825 (7) (pencil) 23d July 1825 (8) Lincolns Inn Fields / 25th July 1825

Medium and dimensions

(6) Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (350 x 582) (7, 8) pen, pencil, sepia, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (486 x 595, 485 x 598)

Hand

(6, 7) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28) (8) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(7, 8) J Whatman Turkey Mill 1824

Notes

The basement plan shows the western part of the building with the bay and shallow bow windows and includes alterations to the 'Assistant Officekeeper's' room (cf. survey drawing 1). The ground floor plan has several alterations including a new entrance with a four-columned porch in the centre and, to the left, a re-built right-angled wall and a new single entrance that runs from north to south (cf. survey drawing 2). The first floor plan has the several bedrooms on the south side regularized and the number of staircases is halved (when compared with survey drawing 3).

Level

Drawing

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