Palmerston married again in 1783, Mary Mee (d1805), daughter of Benjamin Mee of Bath. Together Palmerston and Mary had five children, including Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister in 1855-58 and 1859-65. Palmerston's own funerary monument, which is also to his second wife Mary, was carved by John Flaxman RA (1755-1826) in 1804, and is located near to Adam's monument to Frances in Romsey Abbey.
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Frances Sands, 2013
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).