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.

October 5th 1812

Transcription & Scan

Monday the 5th I believe Brandret saw Kin[nard]. and settled the hearing to be on Monday next, the 12th October

scan of sir john soane diary entry on October 5th 1812


The date of the hearing at Bow Street Magistrates' Court had been the subject of much wrangling, but has finally been set.  Soane recorded elsewhere in his diary, At home all day, writing an account of the projections etc. in LIF [i.e. Lincoln's Inn Fields] & examining drawers for the mislaid Act of Parl:t relating to LIF. He was obviously busy preparing his case to counter Kinnard's objections.