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Reference number

SM (9) 50/5/15 (10) 50/5/16 (11) 50/5/17

Purpose

Design for alterations, ? presented on 29 July, 1825 (3)

Aspect

9 Plan of the Ground Floor of the Foreign Office &c 10 Plan of the One pair Floor of the Foreign Office &c 11 Plan of the Chamber Floor

Scale

(9-11) bar scales of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

9 as above, Fludyer Street, Downing Street, Downing Square, (pencil) Qy These drawings were / sent with the Estimate / to the Treasury, Finally settled / on -- ----- (illegible) alterations / on the 29 of July 1825 / (the rest illegible), 29 July 1825 / Mr Canning / Ld Howard / Mr Planta / Mr J Bidwell, rooms labelled: Area (twice), Mr Bidwell, Porter, Water / Closet (twice), Hall, Waiting / Room, Foreign Minister's / Waiting Room, Staircase, Mr Bandinel, Chief Clerk's / Assistant, Chief Clerk, Librarian, Cabinet Room, Recess, Entrance / Hall, Waiting Room, Hall, Principal / Staircase, Eating Room, Area and some dimensions given 10 as above, Fludyer Street, Downing Street, Downing Square, (pencil) Mr Planta, Lord Howard, Lord Howard's / Assistant, Mr Planta's / Assistant, Assistant to / Mr Planta, Mr J Bidwell, Assistant to / 3rd Under / Secretary, (feint) 3rd Under / Secretary, Private / Secretary, Mr Canning's / Official Room and some dimensions given 11 as above, Fludyer Street, Downing Street, Downing Square, (pencil) Mr Conyngham, Mr Scheener, Mr Byng, Mr McMahon / & / Turner, Jackson, Housekeeper, Mr Bantia, Mr Henry / Rolleston, Translator / Mr Huttner, Precis / Room, Dressing / Room (4 times), Water / Closet, Bed Chamber (4 times), Lobby 9-11 numbered (pen) 15, 16, 17

Signed and dated

  • (9-11) Lincolns Inn Fields / July 1825

Medium and dimensions

(9-11) Pen, sepia, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (485 x 599, 485 x 600, 485 x 599)

Hand

(9-11) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28)

Watermark

(9-11) J Whatman Turkey Mill 1824

Notes

The ground floor plan (9) has much the same alterations that were proposed in drawing 7 though, for example, the details of the porch differ, the 'court' (labelled thus on drawings 13 and 14) is larger and is five-sided rather than almost square and two WCs have been fitted in. The first floor plan (10) is close to drawing 8. A comparison between the survey of the chamber floor (drawing 4) and drawing 11 shows few changes, except for the re-built west wall, new court and some partitions have been introduced. All three drawings have the stair (lower, right-hand side) re-positioned.

Level

Drawing

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