Two garden plans, originally attached:
Smaller plan, ink on paper, annotated on reverse Nov 1827 Mr Thorps garden sketches, and on front 1835. Marked on the plan are an outline of garden, stable door, garden door, sink pit and numerals relating to a key of named varieties of gooseberry including Golden Purse, Snowball and Roman Red.
Size 20 (w) x 24.8 (h) cm
Larger plan, ink on paper, drawn on reverse of a blank page printed for distributors accounts, annotated on reverse May 1835 Mr Thorps garden plan, rough sketch (Tough gardener). Marked on the plan are two seats, and numerals relating to lists of 17 named varieties of dahlias (including Maria Louisa, Black Turban and Dauphin), 13 named varieties of roses (including Double Pied Scotch, Red Province and Maidens Blush) and three named varieties of apples (including Golden Pippin and Ribston Pippin). A note dated 16 Feb 1837 records that Mr William Newton replaced a Ribston Pippin No 2 which had perished.
Size 24 (w) x 38.5 (h) cm
These items were originally attached and were separated for conservation purposes in Jan 2015. A tear in the larger plan was repaired