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METROPOLITAN LAW SOCIETY
[Petition. 1829:03:24]
To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned, being attorneys and solicitors, practising in His Majesty's Superior Courts at Westminster, and residing in the metropolis, sheweth, that the plan adopted in the construction of the Court of King's Bench, at Westminster, is essentially defective, ...
[London]: printed by G. Taylor, 7, Little James Street, near Gray's Inn Lane, [1829].
[2] p. ; 33.4 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title. Docket title 'Petition For The Alteration Of The Court of King's Bench'. Misdated '24th March, 1929' [i.e. 1829] and 'Printed and Distributed by Order of the Committee of the Metropolitan Law Society. James Anderton, Sec.'. Also preserved in the Soane archives is an extract from pp. 968--969 of the appendix of an unidentified source, '(No. 1517.)' recording the presentation of substantially the same 'Petition of Attornies, &c. respecting Courts of Justice, Westminster' on '8º die Julii, 1828' (running title). (Priv. Corr. XI.C.1.15). The complaints related to the inadequate dimensions, lack of exclusive seating for attorneys and solicitors, lack of private rooms, and poor heating. The petition was renewed in March 1829 and presented again on 13 April. See Sean Edward Sawyer, Soane at Westminster: civic architecture and national identity, 1789--1834, PhD. diss., Columbia University (1999), pp. 714--716. On 25 June 1829 Anderton circulated a printed letter to members of the Society inviting them to view 'a Model, prepared by John Soane, Esq. of the proposed Alterations ...' at Lincoln's Inn Fields (q.v.).

Copy Notes Copy 2: 32.5 cm. Bound (12) in a collection assembled by A.T. Bolton (7th curator) of material relating to the New Law Courts and the petition, including a MS. copy of the petition (Soane Case 105/13).

Binding Copy 1: Loose paper.
Copy 2: Stitched in C20th brown paper wrappers.

Reference Number 6258


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