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431981
  • Title
    Sketch designs for Free Public Library, 1883 ; Public Library, Sydney, 1890 / architectural drawings by James Barnet, Colonial Architect
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXD 45
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1883, 1890
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    431981
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    9 architectural drawings
  • Scope and Content
    Proposed Free Public Library design, 1883:
    1-3. Sketch Design for Free Public Library [elevations & plans], 15 Nov 1883. Ink & wash, 59 x 92.5 cm., 59 x 77 cm., 57.5 x 83.5 cm.
    4. Sketch Design for Free Public Library - View from Domain looking south-west [perspective presentation drawing] 15 Nov 1883. Watercolour, 39 x 57 cm., on mount 54.5 x 74 cm.
    5. [Sketch Design for Free Public Library] - View from Hyde Park looking north-east [perspective presentation drawing] 15 Nov 1883. Watercolour, 50.5 x 66 cm.
    6. Sketch Design for Free Public Library [elevations & plans], 31 Augt 1883. Ink & wash, 53 x 72.2 cm. With pencil inscription "Designed and drawn by James Barnet at Braeside, assisted in plan colouring by Jas. Barnet Jr."
    7. Sketch Design for Free Public Library [elevations & plans]. Ink & wash, 52 x 75.5 cm. "Braeside 7 Augt. 1883" in ink at centre
    Free Public Library, cnr Bent & Macquarie Streets, plans, 1890:
    8-9. Public Library Sydney [Bent & Macquarie Sts.]. Plan shewing arrangement of books to which free access is allowed. Balcony plan ; Ground plan. 18 June 1890. Ink, 60.5 x 70.5 cm. and 60 x 70.5 cm.
  • Source
    Nos. 1-7 presented Nov 1933
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Crown copyright expired.
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Barnet's 1883 proposed National Library design, reminiscent of the British Museum, was to be located on the site of the Hyde Park Barracks. -- Reference: A source of inspiration & delight : the buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826 / David J. Jones. Sydney : Library Council of New South Wales, c1988.
    `Braeside', Ross Street, Forest Lodge was the residence of the Barnet family.

    Transfer from V1/LIB (date of transfer unknown)
    Digital order no:Album ID : 824122
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Nos. 1-6,8-9 signed and dated at lower right
    Nos. 1-3,5 stamped "Public Works, Col. Architect N.S.W." at lower right
    Nos. 8-9 stamped "Public Works, N.S.W., Col. Architect" at lower right
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