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  • image SM 39/3/25

Reference number

SM 39/3/25


[26] Working drawing for library (copy of drawing [25])


Plan and laid out wall elevations with details of mouldings


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Col Graham, No 1, Linings of Door A ½ full size, Moldings at A full size, Moldings at B full size, French Windows wood as narrow as possible / consistant (sic) with strength / Balcony to project to the upright of the Area Wall / or if possible to project as much as the Bow Window, This door is to be in the / center of Anti Room / when finished, A / equal (seven times), Battering on Party Wall, Liniings of Door ½ full size, A before B 1 Inch Nixon / informed me this Decr 1 1798, Moldings at B full size and some dimensions given, (pencil) Qy the top / part to be fixed, -- bead frames the outer lining of whole deal / -- into deal, Oak double -- throated Cills / -- Pully pieces & beads with 2½ inch mahogany / -- shallow folding sashes hung with brass / complete Query the top Squares if / --

Signed and dated

  • 05/05/1798
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields delivered to Mr Seymour May 5 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (556 x 664)


The office Day Book for 5 May 1798 has Hake working on drawings for Colonel Graham, that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1795 - September 1808


Close to drawing [25] q.v. but with two extra details and with additional notes. The latter includse: ' Balcony to project to the upright of the Area Wall / or if possible to project as much as the Bow Window'. There is a rough design showing a three-windowed bow on the verso of drawing [2] but it was not carried out.



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