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Reference number

SM (14) 51/6/14 (15) 51/6/13 (16) 51/6/11 (17) 51/6/12

Purpose

[14-17] Survey drawings with the addition of office storage furniture , c. June 1825 (4)

Aspect

14 Plan of the Clerk of the Fees Offices (at two levels) in their present State 15 Plans of Votes Office and an unidentified office 16 Plan of the Votes Office 17 Plan of the Journal Office - House of Commons, plans of the offices of the Clerk of the Journals and the Examining Offices

Scale

(14, 15, 17) bar scales of 2½ inches to 10 feet (16) bar scale of 1¼ inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

14 as above and (pencil) dimensions given 15 as above, (pencil) Votes off[ice]and dimensions given 16 as above, Containing abt 279 ft or 2511 Cubic feet and labelled Press (twice) 17 as above and (pencil) dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

(14) Pen, sepia and yellow washes, pencil, with double ruled border on laid paper (479 x 294) (15) pen, sepia and yellow washes, pencil with double ruled border on laid paper (484 x 296) (16) pen, sepia and yellow washes on laid paper (284 x 476) (17) pen, sepia and yellow washes, pencil with double ruled border on laid paper (482 x 295)

Hand

(14-17) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(14-17) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below WW (18) W Weatherley 1822

Notes

Drawing 14 is related to drawings 3 and 4 that are also for the Fees Offices which is at ground and first floor levels. Drawings 15 and 16 are for the Votes Office that on drawing 9 is located to the left of the House of Commons. The Journal Offices (drawing 17) is seen also on drawings 5 and 6 and are on the second and attic floors. All the drawings show built-in furniture (labelled 'presses' on drawing 16) which would have described cupboards with drawers, shelves and doors for storing parliamentary papers.

Level

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