original diary cover

Soane kept a notebook during the building of Number 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, now his Museum. We will be publishing the entries day by day to mark the 200th anniversary of this build - follow this link for more details.

August 6th 1812

Transcription & Scan

6 Aug [ust] Rained in the early part of the [...?] last night and began again about ½ past 7, but not enough to stop the work.

scan of sir john soane diary entry on August 6th 1812


The poor weather continued, although Soane's words with Mr Lee on August 5th appear to have had the desired effect and work seems to have continued to Soane's satisfaction - so much so that there is not another entry in the notebook until the 10th.