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Architecture Notes

Event ID 708696

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Architecture Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/708696

NT27SE 369 25595 74109

See also: St Andrew's Square, General (NT27SE 2559 7411)

Architect: William Burn

In 1822 Robert Forrest executed Chantrey's design for the statue

REFERENCE

SRO

Letter from William Calder, Lord Provost, to Lord Melville about the commissioning and site of the proposed statue to the late Lord Melville. The Outer Parliament house has been suggested as a suitable site but no decision can be made as certain alterations are about to be made to that site.

1811

GD51/5/72

Chantrey (Sir Francis Legatt) (1781-1841)

Statue of Lord Melville.

Letter from john Wauchope to Lord Melville. It accompanied a copy of the contract agreed betweeen The Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Mr Chantrey for execution of the Statue, with copy of reply.

1812

GD51/5/74

Letters and papers relating to the proposed monument to Robert Dundas, Viscount Melville, in Edinburgh. Mostly letters by Alexander Maconochie of Meadowbank.

1851-7

GD224/511/13

Mon to late Visc. melcill. Letter signed 'Fifensieas' suggesting that meeting called to discuss the monument should consider the proposal of a pyramid on the top of Arthur's Seat.

1818

GD26/15/76

(Undated) information in NMRS.

People and Organisations

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