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image SM Adam volume 43/47

Reference number

SM Adam volume 43/47

Purpose

[19] Design for a memorial tower, 1774, unexecuted

Aspect

Plan and elevation of a square crenellated tower containing four storeys of arched windows, with a ruinous entrance, and an arched door accessed by stairs, and with a round tower to one side, containing a spiral staircase, and surmounted by a conical roof

Scale

bar scale of 1 9/10 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

In Memory of Baillie of Jerviswood / Plan and front of a Tower to be built on the Hill at Mellerstain and some measurements given / (and in pencil in the hand of A.T. Bolton) See original Sketch 33 vol. 21 / dated Oct 29. 1774

Signed and dated

Adelphi Novr. 23d. 1774.

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil within a single ruled border on laid paper (498 x 652)

Hand

Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with additional pencil inscription in the hand of A.T. Bolton

Literature

Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 22
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 245
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.

Level

Drawing

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