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Royal Terrace

 Series
Identifier: Coll-13/8
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.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

57 drawings

Physical Location

Drawing numbers: 821-877

Other Finding Aids

Detailed list of drawings in printed catalogue

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(1)131 650 8379