See also Pitmurthly, Perthshire: working drawings for a farmhouse and out buildings for Colonel Graham, 1797-8 (by Soane). It is likely that Soane's connection with Colonel Graham was through the Scottish architect James Playfair (1755-94). After Playfair's early death, Soane bought some of his drawings and assisted his widow. Playfair had also carried out work for Graham at Pitmurthley.
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Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of London: 12 Stratton Streeet, new house for Colonel Thomas Graham, later 1st Lord Lynedoch, 1797-8 (39)
- Designs not as executed, 1797 (15)
- Working drawings for the timber structure, July 1797 (5)
- Working drawings for fitting out of rooms, May-August 1798