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  • image SM Adam volume 44/80

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/80


[2] Design for a monument, c1779, unexecuted


Elevation of a monument as SM Adam volume 2/8, with minor alterations. The figurative tablet set within the base is replaced with an inscribed tablet


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 1 foot


Design of a Monument for the Hon.ble Archibald Stewart Esq.r (in the hand of William Adam) / To the Memory of the Honorable / ARCHIBALD STEWART Esqr third Son to S.r MICHAEL STEWART of Blackhall Bar.t one of the Members of / his Majesty’s Council Aid de Camp to his Excellency the / Commander in Chief & Captain of the St Paul’s Company / of Militia who fell as he gallantly led on a Detachment of / his Company the evening of the 17th of Jany 1779 against a pira- / -tical Banditti who had landed at Man of War’s Bay from an / American Privateer had set fire to the houses of two plan / tations and who to his & the immortal honor of his party / he entirely overcame though above three times his Numbers / This Monument is erected by the Legilature & Publick of / Tobago to perpetuate their grateful sense of his Conduct

Signed and dated

  • c1779

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (384 x 257)


Office hand, possibly Joseph Bonomi or Robert Morison, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 88
King, 2001, Volume II, pp. 263-264, 267
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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