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Reference number

SM (139) 82/1/67 (140) 82/1/65 (141) 82/1/64

Purpose

Working drawings for the one pair floor and attics, September 1831 (3)

Aspect

139 Plan of the One Pair Floor 140 Plan of the Attic Floor 141 Plan of the attic floor

Scale

(139) to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (140, 141) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

139 as above, labelled: A (3 times), B (twice), C (twice), Recess (6 times), Chim[ne]y (7 times), Clerk Room &c / 2d Reading Room, ditto / Clerks Room, (pencil) Board / Floor (3 times), (pencil) Stone (3 times), (pencil) ?lockbeads, (pencil) Double / Re------ (illegible), (in Soane's hand) All the Chimney / pieces in the Principal / Rooms like SW Rm / (pencil) Qy 2-4 at A / No 4 Port[land] Stone 7 Inches / wide with --- in wood / round the same and dimensions given 140 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Chy (6 times), (in Soane's hand) All the Chimney / pieces in the Attics / Portland Stone / with wood mo[ulding] / round the same / 23d Aug 1832 and dimensions given 141 labelled: Chy and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • September 1831
    (140) L. I. Fields / September 17th 1831

Medium and dimensions

(139) Pen, pencil and pink wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (376 x 507) (140) pen, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with old backing of thin wove paper (369 x 522) (141) pen, pink and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (377 x 540)

Hand

(139) unattributed (140, 141) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(139) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

As Soane's note about the chimney pieces on drawing 140 is dated '23d Aug 1832' it seems certain that the note on drawing 139 is of the same date. The chimney pieces are to be constructed of Portland Stone and wood. Drawing 141 shows the positions of the iron girders in the attic floor (q.v. drawings 105-111).

Level

Drawing

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