- Robert and James Adam office drawings
Three drawings relate to Sir John Ramsden’s drawing room, which was situated in the main central part of Byram (Adam volumes 14/83, 23/151 and 50/70). Given that Adam arrived at the furnishing phase, providing a mirror design for the drawing room (Adam volume 23/151), the room was probably executed but did not survive the demolition of 1947.
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Contents of Design and record drawing for the walls and ceiilng of the drawing room, c1780, probably as executed (2)
-  Record drawing of the plan and laid out elevations for the drawing room, c1780, probably as executed
-  Record drawing of a ceiling for the drawing room, c1780, probably as executed