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  • image SM Adam volume 44/40

Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/40


[1] Design for the house, 1773, unexecuted


Plan of the ground (half sunk) storey of a house with three bays in the principal front, the central bay being slightly projecting, and with six bays on the garden front, and containing service rooms


bar scale of 1 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plan of the Ground Story of a house for Richd Oswald Esqr (of a house for Richd Oswald Esqr in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Kitchen / House keepers room / Water Closet / Wine Binns / Wine in Casks / Servants hall

Signed and dated

  • August 1773
    Adelphi 3d August 1773 (written under the edge of Adam volume 44/41 which is pasted to Adam volume 44/40)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (208 x 176)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton, with additions to the title inscription in the hand of William Adam






Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 6
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 123
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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