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Reference number

Vol 109/1

Purpose

Sir Christopher Wren & Nicholas Hawksmoor, LONDON, Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, Site plan, including grounds and park, drawn by Hawksmoor, relating to the 1st scheme for enlarging the hospital, post c.1702

Hand

Nicholas Hawksmoor (c.1661 - 1736)

Notes

Pasted on p.1 is a letter from Tatham to Soane, d: Tuesday July 23 1833: Dear Sir John/I beg leave to send a portfolio which/contains my original Studies made at Rome/I also send some original Drawings & Designs/made by Nicolas Hawksmoor for Greenwich/Hospital - who you know was pupil to Sir John/Vanbrugh - I also send Tracings from/the first design of Sir Christopher Wren from/the originals at All Souls Oxford - If you will/not do me the honour to accept them, I will/accept anything for them/I passed the whole of the day yesterday/with Rossi & took account of the state of his/Affairs which I will report whenever you may/ please to appoint better than I can do in/the compass of this note/Most respectfully I ever am/Dear Sir John/Yr faithful & obliged Charles Heathcote Tatham

Level

Drawing

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