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STRATTON, George
The patent calorific ventilator, J. Garlant's, No. 11, Berners Street. George Stratton has the honour to apprise the nobility and gentry, ... that he has completed warming, (with his new system,) the mansion in Ponsbourne park, two miles from Northaw, in the county of Herts, the residence of Jacob H. Busk, Esq. ...
[London]: [1820?].
[2] p. ; 20.8 cm. (8°)

Drop-head title. Verso blank. Jacob Hans Busk purchased Ponsbourne House from his brother William in 1819, so that George Stratton's installation probably took place immediately in 1819--20. Following a visit by Stratton to 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields where the number of rooms far exceed what / he expected, Soane received a bid on 1 June 1820 from Joseph Garlant to install a steam system (Priv. Corr. XV.H.2.7), but no such system was installed.

Copy Notes Accompanied by an undated ALs from Mr Geo Stratton who could be reached at Mr Seggers / No 6 Castle Street, giving two sets of directions to Ponsbourn Park; and by a leaf of notes in ink including rough plans and measurements of distance from the boiler at Ponsbourne and an architectural plan in pencil on the verso, possibly in the hand of Walter Payne, Soane's clerk of works at the Bank.

Binding Paper, clipped (1) with the letter from Stratton, two other letters relating to heating systems, and the site notes from Ponsbourn.

Reference Number 6361


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