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  • image SM vol. 67/9

Reference number

SM vol. 67/9


[48] Copy of a working drawing for the Library doors, 25 October 1802


Elevations of two Doors for the Library


bar scale of 5/6 inch to 10 feet


Saml Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, No 1 Door of this Dimension, No 1 Door of this dimensions, 2 Inch Deal Doors with Pannels / molded as Shutters and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 25 October 1802
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / Oct 25th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper, bound into volume (342 x 582)


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