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Identifier: robertadamhisbro1915swar
Title: Robert Adam & his brothers; their lives, work & influence on English architecture, decoration and furniture
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Swarbrick, John, b. 1879
Subjects: Adam, Robert, 1728-1792 Adam, James, d. 1794 Architecture Decoration and ornament, Architectural Furniture
Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford, ltd., New York, C. Scribner's Sons
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
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ury Lane, thealteration of the Italian Theatre, and for the work at the MarketPlace and Theatre of Bury St Edmunds. In 1774 the designfor the Monument to Dr James Johnson, Bishop of Worcester, wasprepared and, in the following year, the one for the Tomb of theEarl of Glasgow. In the latter case, the following estimate of thecost has been noted upon the drawing in the Soane Collection :— ^30 Pyramid to be done in Scotland. 225 Figure Arms & Inscription of Marble.1 5 Carving.30 Designing & Estimating 3 or 4 different Ideas. The Circular Pannell & Arms. The figure & urn of Marble. All the other parts of Freestone or Portland. In the year 1774 the Parliament in which Robert Adam had sat for Kinross-shire was dissolved. In the next Parliament, it was the turn of the adjacent county of Clackmannan to be represented. 1 We are indebted to Dr Dobbie, Curator of the Royal Scottish Museum, for permission to reproduce the illustration of the model THE EVE OF THE AMERICAN WAR 263

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264 THE LIVES AND WORK OF ROBERT AND JAMES ADAM Possibly on this account and, perhaps, owing to a desire to relievehimself of extraneous responsibilities, Adam withdrew from Parlia-mentary life and did not again sit in any of the subsequent assemblies.As Adam retired, his nephew, William Adam, the son of the eldestof the brothers, entered Parliament for the first time. WilliamAdam was the politician who subsequently became Lord HighCommissioner of the Scottish Jury Court. At the time when heentered Parliament, he was a young man twenty-three years ofage, who had been called to the Scottish Bar. Five years laterhe became a follower of Lord North and so gave rise to the remarkof Charles Fox, which led to the duel between Adam and thefamous Whio- leader.


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