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Reference number

SM (109) 82/1/68 (110) 82/1/97 (111) 82/1/98

Purpose

Working drawings for the iron girders, May 1831 (3)

Aspect

109 Plan shewing the situation of the Iron Girders &c on the Ground Floor and detail of Girders as settled 17 May 1831; (verso) unidentified design for a tempietto feature 110 Plan shewing the Girders of the Principal Ground Floor and the Flues at the same level and Plan of the Girders and Flues on the One Pair Floor 111 Plan shewing the Girders of the Attic Floor and the Flues at that level and Plan shewing the Girders and Flues at the level of the Attic Ceiling

Scale

(109) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (110) bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (111) to a scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

109 as above, labelled: Ch[imne]y and some dimensions given 110 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Ch[imne]y , Girders 21.9 long (3 times), Recess (3 times), Chimney, Girders 22.2 long, (red pen) The Girders for the Floor / ordered 19 May 1831, (red pen) The Girders & Plates for the Floor / ordered 6 July 1831 and dimensions given; (verso, pencil) Mr Soane / on Monday 111 as above, labelled: Girders 22.10½ long / (red pen) 23.7 (4 times), Girders 21.9 long (twice), (red pen) altered by Mr Soane's desire / 20 July 1831, (red pen) The Girders and Plates for these / two Floors ordered 20 July 1831 and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • May 1831
    (109) 4th May 1831

Medium and dimensions

(109) Pen, pink, grey and blue washes (verso: pencil), pricked for transfer on wove paper (361 x 528) (110, 111) pen, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with two fold marks (562 x 676, 565 x 677)

Hand

(109) Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837) (110, 111) Soane office

Watermark

(110, 111) 1827

Notes

See also drawings 100 and 105-108. The girders for the ground floor were ordered in May 1831. The inscriptions in red pen were added at a later date, when the girders for the upper floors were ordered in July 1831.

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