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 14th 1812

Transcription & Scan

Monday 14 Sept[ember]. The Carpenters began to hoist the timbers of the Garret floor on the back part of the house.

The Masons set the 2d. row of stones above the landing on the level of the Drawing Room floor.
 

scan of sir john soane diary entry on September 14th 1812

Commentary

Work is continuing on the back of the house, with the flooring of the Garret (Attic) floor beginning.  This floor is the modern Museum suite of offices.