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SM 89/5/1


[1] Survey plan of basement floor


Original Plan of Basement at the Right honbl Lord Eliots St James Sq (verso) 59 D / Original Plan of Basement / at the Right Honbl Lord Eliots / St James Square


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on laid paper with 5 fold marks (663 x 532)


Soane office hand


One of four survey drawings of which [2] to [4] are dated 27 May 1805. All are inscribed by the same florid hand.



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