Creating ‘the new room’: The Hall sisters of West Wickham and Richard Norman Shaw

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On Saturday 6 November 1869 Emily Hall recorded in her diary that while shopping about London, in pouring rain she had ‘discussed the plans for altering the house & making a library with Mr. Shaw=his plans won’t do-in some respects=but we have now fairly broken the ice-taken the first steps-& shall I hope go on successfully’.1 Emily’s hopes for a successful venture into what she termed ‘bricks and mortar mania’ would in the short term at least, prove somewhat in vain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen's Places
Subtitle of host publicationArchitecture and Design 1860-1960
EditorsBrenda Martin, Penny Sparke
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780203402016
ISBN (Print)9780415284486, 9780415284493
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2003

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