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Notebooks and sketchbooks

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Notebooks and sketchbooks
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53 items
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Fifty-three notebooks and sketchbooks relating to churches, other early buildings, work on proposed publications, travels in Great Britain and France, with notes on particular subjects and books. Nos. 19-22 relate to Cambridge church plate; nos. 23-4 mainly to Ely; nos. 35-7 to France; nos. 39-52 consist mainly of subject notes (no. 39 local styles; no. 40 cottage gardens; no. 41 medieval costume; no. 43 crosses) and bibliographical notes. Some books consist entirely of pencil (a few crayon) drawings (e.g. nos. 35-7 Rouen, Paris, St Ouen; no. 38 early sketchbook fragment with loose drawings; no. 2 Stamford); other sketches, ground plans, measured drawings are included throughout. No. 53 is a diary for 1943.
Atkinson, Thomas Dinham (1864-1948), architect and historian
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