- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
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.
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Contents of Further designs for new offices and alterations to the house, February 1802 (10)
-  Design for the new offices and alterations to the house, 6 February 1802
-  Design for alterations to the chamber floor of the house, 9 February 1802
-  Design for partitions on the chamber floor, 10 February 1802
-  Design for partitions on the chamber floor, datable to February 1802
-  Design for partitions on the chamber floor, February 1802
-  Working drawing for partitions on the chamber floor, c. February 1802
-  Copy of an alternative design for alterations and additions to the ground floor, 11 February 1802
-  Copy of an alternative design for alterations and additions to the chamber floor, 11 February 1802
-  Alternative design for alterations to the chamber floor, c.February 1802
-  Design for alterations to the chamber floor, 13 February 1802