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Reference number

SM (105) 82/2/11 (106) 82/2/9 (107) 82/2/7 (108) 82/2/6

Purpose

Working drawings with details for the iron girders, May 1831 (4)

Aspect

105 Plan of the Basement Story (incorrectly inscribed by George Bailey as Plan of the Ground Floor) 106 Plan of the Ground Floor (Soane's hand) or Principal Floor (Bailey's hand) with details of iron girders 107 Plan of the Principal or First Floor (Soane's hand) or One Pair Floor (Bailey's hand) with detail of iron girders 108 Plan of the Attic Story (Soane's hand) or Attics (Bailey's hand)

Scale

(105-108) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

105 as above, labelled (in Soane's hand): H Keeper, Ch[imne]y (7 times), Larder, Water / Closet, Mr L Dress / Room, Library / &c, Wine Cellar, Staircase, Housekeeper, Eating Room, Drawing Room, Kitchen / &c, Recess (twice) and dimensions given 106 as above, labelled (in Soane's hand): Hall, Chy (7 times), Messenger, Closet, Water / Clos, Bookbinder, Principal Floor (twice) and dimensions given 107 as above, labelled (in Soane's hand): Library, Recess, Chy (6 times) 108 as above, labelled (in Soane's hand): Attic Library, Chy

Signed and dated

  • May 1831
    (105-108) (in Soane's hand) May 1831 and (108) (pencil) 14th May 1831

Medium and dimensions

(105) Pen, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with modern repair from centre to right (520 x 546) (106-108) pen, pink, grey, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (515 x 543, 525 x 541, 520 x 545)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(105-108) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

Drawings 105-108 include details of the iron girders whose purpose it was to support the floors and brick arches in the north part of the building. See also drawing 100.

Level

Drawing

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