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  • image SM 47/1/78 and verso

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SM 47/1/78 and verso


[3] Unfinished working drawings for the sections


Longitudinal section and (verso) cross sections


to a scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


The Revd Mr Richards, (verso) The Revd Mr Richards, (pencil) A Receptor Brick to receive the / Rain water Pipe, A Flooring Joist 8 X 3 / B Oak Sleepers 6 x 6, A B B , Copy and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1795
    L.I Fields / June 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pencil (pen inscription) on wove paper with two fold marks (534 x 680)


The office Day Book has entries under an academy for the Reverend Mr Richards on 25, 26 and 27 June 1796. Meyer, Jeans, Seward, Good and Provis are all listed as making drawings. That is Frederick Meyer (1775 - ?), pupil April 1791 - 1796; Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797; Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil May 1794 - September 1808; Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799; and Henry Provis (1760 - 1830), clerk July 1791 - February 1802. On 27 June, 10 drawings and 4 fair drawings were 'sent on the Evening Mail', the four pupils having spent the day making those drawings.


The verso section shows the use of a queen-post truss for the roof. The internal panelling is six feet high.
These copies of drawings have not been inked-in.



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