College of Edinburgh
Scope and Contents
The drawings in the collection range from Playfair's student drawings, sketch designs and preliminary schemes, to many presentation drawings in watercolours. The earliest catalogued plans, elevations and sections relate to the commission to complete the University (the College of Edinburgh), 1817 onwards. The Advocates' Library, Royal Terrace, Regent Terrace, the National Gallery, the National Monument, and New College also feature in the collection. Other material relates to the Observatory, Edinburgh, and Dollar Academy and Bathgate Academy, and other commissions up to around 1849.
- Creation: 1817-1849
Conditions Governing Access
A few days notice is usually required, due to the size of most of the drawings and the time required to retrieve them from store.
Drawing numbers: 1-542
Other Finding Aids
Detailed list of drawings in printed catalogue