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Reference number

SM Adam volume 44/46


[5] Design for additions to the older house, 1772, unexecuted


Plan of the parlour storey (first) of a house as Adam volume 44/45, but with tripartite windows in the end bays on the principal front, and a different arrangement of rooms


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


Parlour Story of house for Thomas Gifford Esqr (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) / Parlour Story and some measurements given in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    datable to 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (599 x 490)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


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



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