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  • image SM Adam volume 30/11

Reference number

SM Adam volume 30/11


[8] Finished drawing showing the third design for the first storey, c1772-79


Plan of the first storey of a building as Adam volume 30/10, but with a niche above the central front door on the principal front, and with tripartite windows in the end bays of the pricipal front


bar scale of 1 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the second Story of Register Offices for Scotland / Second Design / Reading Room / Library / Keeper of the Great Seal / Records of Chancery / Director of Chancery / Clerks Room of Chancery / Passage / Exchequer Records / Sheriffs Records / Sheriffs Clerks Room / Writing Clerks Room / Passage / Principal Clerk / Under Clerk / Warrants of Decreets / Passage / Extractors Common Hall / Extractors Closet / Extractors Closet / Warrants of Registers / Registration Office / Passage / Under Clerk / Principal Clerk / Passage / Library / Reading Room / Library and some measurements given (verso) This to be placed First (in red ink) / 11 / Register office in Edinburgh

Signed and dated

  • 1772-79
    datable to c1772-79

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash and pink wash within a single ruled border on laid paper (618 x 624)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi


XD&CB within a cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 11
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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