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.

September 11th 1812

Transcription & Scan

Friday 11 Sept[ember]. Set the first row of stones above the land[in]g on the level of the drawing room floor

scan of sir john soane diary entry on September 11th 1812

Commentary

Work is continuing as the building continues to rise.  The new level of stones is onto the first floor of the building, the containing the North and South Drawing Rooms.