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Italy (Rome, Florence, Bologna), Egypt (Old Cairo), England (Suffolk, London)

Reference code
Italy (Rome, Florence, Bologna), Egypt (Old Cairo), England (Suffolk, London)
Level of description
Extent and format
1 volume
Small brown notebook with brown leather spine, half of front cover is missing (“J. Henry Middleton [17] – 709/2”)
Scope and content
Pencil sketches, some with watercolour paint and pasted images, of church and domestic architecture, flowers, and miscellaneous furniture.

Some drawings include measurements and additional notes, written in English, Italian, Greek and Latin. Several of the notes mention architects.

No index written by Middleton, but notebook includes drawings and/or -notes of:
Vatican loggias
Farnesina Palace
Palazzo Torlonia
Monument of Pope Boniface VIII
Palazzo Della Cancelleria
Palazzo del Comercio
Town Parisse
Property 125 Via Sistina
Pasted image of flowers
Property 123 Via Sistina
Coptic Church of Sitt Miriam (Jan 16 1878)
Coptic Church of St Barbara (Jan 30 1878)
Abou Sepheeu (Feb 6 1878)
Coptic Alban
Notes on sects of Islam pasted over notes about Cowden Lodge
Notes on High Chipping Campden/Wycombe Market
Shelving with drawers
Flowers from Kew Gardens
House/Studio of Luke Fildes on Holland Park Road
Lambeth Hall
Mosque of Oman
House of Birmingham
St Pauls Cathedral
Questions for the council regarding house drainage
Tomb at Pisa
St Mary Woolnoth
St Stephen Walbrook
Bow Church
Notes on Albert Durer’s letters
Sculpture of Jesus
Clare Church
Several images and notes on unidentified buildings, addresses, etc.

Notebook was not used in any order; middle of the notebook is blank, then drawings start back up from the opposite direction. Some pages were torn out.
First page includes pasted page of “533 Book of Common Prayer I-III”. Last page includes pasted page of Officiorum libri tres by Marcus Tullius Cicero for £300.
Middleton, John Henry (1846-1896), archaeologist and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 709