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image SM Adam volume 46/24

Reference number

SM Adam volume 46/24


[2] Finished drawing for the house, c1765-85, unexecuted


Plan of the ground (principal) storey of a house as Adam volume 46/23, but with a door in the left-hand bow, accessed by a flight of straight stairs, and containing reception and domestic rooms


bar scale of 1 4/5 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Parlor Story of a House for Dr. Ferguson proposed / to be built in Queen Street Edinburgh / Mews lane / Yard / Water Closet / Butlers Pantry / Bed room / Staircase / Parlor / Gallery for Books / Hall / Queen Street and some measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 1765-85
    date range: c1765-85

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and was set within a single ruled border on laid paper (263 x 432)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 12
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 162
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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