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Letter from Sir Herbert Baker to his wife Lady Florence from Delhi, dated 16 October 1913

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Baker, Sir Herbert (1862-1946)
NOTES: In this letter Baker writes to his wife just prior to leaving Delhi for home and tells her about a meeting with Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy, and Lady Hardinge on the New Delhi site where he and Lutyens "explained it all" to him. Then they proceeded to the Qutb Minar in Delhi (including a sketch of it at left) where "L. & I showed him all over discussing the merits & demerits of Hindu & Mughal architecture." Then Baker includes a sketch of the kind of arch the Viceroy favours.

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: plans of the secondary stair

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: sections of the secondary stair

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: sections looking east and north of the secondary stair

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: plans of the secondary stair

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: plan of the marble paving in the hall

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: elevations of the departure of the main stair

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for the interior remodelling and decorating of 10 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, for Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Viscount Ridley: newel post of main staircase

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Detmar J. Blow & F. Billerey
NOTES: Carlton House Terrace stands on the site of the Prince Regent's Carlton House, demolished in 1825. John Nash designed the Terrace which was built between 1827 and 1833. The works Blow and Billerey carried out for Lord Ridley were in the part of number 10 on the east side of the Duke of York's Steps. According to the report in the Builder (6 October 1911, p. 391) "the main walls and general distribution of the first floor were retained, the former inside arrangement of areas, service stairs, lift wells, etc., was swept away, and the old staircase pulled down in order to build a new staircase of architectural proportions and to simplify the planning of the drawing rooms."

Designs for Westminster College, Harcourt Hill, Oxford: roof details of chapel

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Seely & Paget
NOTES: Westminster College was a Methodist higher education college specialising in teacher training and theology founded in London in 1851 which moved to a site in Oxford in 1959. The College closed in the year 2000 but Oxford Brookes University took over the buildings which became its Harcourt Hill campus.

Designs for Westminster College, Harcourt Hill, Oxford: elevation and details of oak entrance gates

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Seely & Paget
NOTES: Westminster College was a Methodist higher education college specialising in teacher training and theology founded in London in 1851 which moved to a site in Oxford in 1959. The College closed in the year 2000 but Oxford Brookes University took over the buildings which became its Harcourt Hill campus.

Designs for Westminster College, Harcourt Hill, Oxford: full-size sections through spire moulding

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Seely & Paget
NOTES: Westminster College was a Methodist higher education college specialising in teacher training and theology founded in London in 1851 which moved to a site in Oxford in 1959. The College closed in the year 2000 but Oxford Brookes University took over the buildings which became its Harcourt Hill campus.

Designs for Westminster College, Harcourt Hill, Oxford: unidentified entrance with the College motto 'Virtute et Fide' (Through Virtue and Faith) above the door

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Seely & Paget
NOTES: Westminster College was a Methodist higher education college specialising in teacher training and theology founded in London in 1851 which moved to a site in Oxford in 1959. The College closed in the year 2000 but Oxford Brookes University took over the buildings which became its Harcourt Hill campus.
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