Handwritten copy of a letter by Decimus Burton to Benjamin Currey regarding the employment of contractors rather than day workmen to build the Great Conservatory at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, undated (page i recto)

RIBApix ref no RIBA97729
Architect/DesignerBurton, Decimus (1800-1881)
CountryUK: England
CityChatsworth
Subject Date1836
Image Date1836
MediumManuscript
Library ReferenceBuD/2/9(i) recto
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Decimus Burton with Joseph Paxton designed the Great Conservatory at Chatsworth for the 6th Duke of Devonshire (built 1836-1840). Benjamin Currey was the Duke's auditor. The last page of this letter was written on the back of a crossed out letter to the Secretary of the Reform Club, dated 22 June 1836. The Great Conservatory was demolished in1920.

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country houses, construction sites, glasshouses