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Architectural drawings. 'Architectural Drawings in the Library of the S. A.’ by S R Pierce

Reference code
PIE
Title
Architectural drawings. 'Architectural Drawings in the Library of the S. A.’ by S R Pierce
Date
1961-1963
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Unbound papers in a brown cardboard box (one black folder, five envelopes and loose). Mostly quarto.
Scope and content
Architectural Drawings in the Library of the S. A.'. A catalogue by Stephen Rowland Pierce, FRIBA, FSA (d. 1966), of selected architectural drawings; compiled 1961-3. Incomplete and unpublished but contains information not included in SA card index of drawings. Consists of:-

(1) Black folder containing a typescript draft, arranged by artists, with indexes of artists and places. A few photographic prints throughout;-

(2) Miscellaneous drafts and notes for the catalogue;-

(3) Correspondence conc. Pierce's attempts to raise support for the publication of the catalogue.

(4) Print out of select catalogue of architectural drawings; see also attached document below.

In a letter to A. R. Dufty, then Sec. SA, 8 Feb. 1962, Pierce stated that his work related mainly to the drawing for the restoration of the spire of Old St Paul's (one of the projects for the restoration of the steeple destroyed by lightning, 4 June 1561; see A.J., 43 (1963), 128-31), the collections of John Talman, and a detailed catalogue of the more important architectural drawings in SAL.
Creator
Pierce, Stephen Rowland (1896-1966), architect, antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/841
MS 841