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Reference number

SM (165) 82/2/49 (166) 82/2/37 (167) 82/2/50 (168) 82/2/51 (169) 82/2/55

Purpose

Working drawings for the Commisioner's Room, Mr Lemon's Room, the Library and the ground floor closets, 1833 (5)

Aspect

165 Plan and laid out wall elevations of the Commissioners Room with details of wall and door paneling 166 Plan and laid out wall elevations of Mr Lemons Room / Ground Floor with Section of Parts of Book Case 167 Plan and laid out wall elevations of the Library Floor / North West Angle 168 Plan and laid out wall elevations of the Library Floor / Middle Room 169 Plan of Closets / Ground Floor with section and laid out wall elevation; (verso) details of wall panelling

Scale

(165, 167, 168) bar scales of 1/3 inch to 1 foot and (165) details Full Size (166) to a scale of approximately 1/2 inch to 1 foot and details Full Size (169) bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

165 as above, labelled (pencil): Dado, Boxing Stile / Full Size, Part of Back Lining, Part of Front, Floor, 3.6 to Top of Stone Cill, 6.6½ to Soffit of Architrave, Soffit, Angle Bead, Dado, Plaster, Skirting Full Size, Panel, Door Jamb / Full Size 166 as above, labelled: New State Paper Office, Mem - the Cases to [?stand] / from the Walls --- / in every in[?stance], (pencil) 15 feet 5 to coping / of ceiling, A (9 times), B (8 times), C (5 times), D (6 times), E (8 times), A to be all Wainscot, B / Deal, Back / ¾ / Matched / and / Beaded, Wainscot (6 times), Deal (6 times), Cornice full size, Deal Wrot Bearer and some dimensions given 167 as above, labelled: Buckingham Pallace (sic), line of beams, Horse Guards, (pencil) West 351.8 / Middle 363.8 / East 415.3 / 1130.9 Rem there --- (illegible) 7 Ranges of Shelves taken / 1053.0 Gallery / 2183.9, (pencil) 2 Shelves, (pencil) Blank and some dimensions and calculations given 168 as above, labelled: Horse Guards, (pencil) 2 Shelves and some dimensions and calculations given 169 as above, labelled: (pencil) Doors 7 feet 6in high and dimensions given; (verso, pencil) Door / when open

Medium and dimensions

(165, 166) Pen, pink, yellow and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (522 x 717, 510 x 723) (167, 168) pen, pencil, pink and yellow washes, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper (516 x 621, 516 x 606) (169) pen, pink, grey, blue and raw umber washes (verso: pen and yellow wash, pricked for transfer) on wove paper (522 x 492)

Hand

(165-169) ?clerk of works

Watermark

(165, 169) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

The laid out wall elevations for the Commissioner's Room (drawing 165) show the profile of the ceiling, comprised of three shallow arches springing from iron girders in the middle of the room. On all four drawings, yellow wash shows new carpentry work - window frames, shutters, cills, bookcases and shelves. On drawings 167 and 168, 'Horse Guards' and 'Buckingham Pallace' (sic) are used as orientation aids. The closets (drawing 169) have two levels, the ground floor section being 8'8½'' high and the mezzanine being accessed from a half-landing on the secondary staircase (q.v. drawing 138).

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Drawing

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