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Playfair, William Henrylocked

  • Charles McKean


Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857), architect, was born in London on 7 July 1790, the younger son of the expatriate architect James Playfair (1755–1794), who died when William was four, and his wife, Jessie. That his widow sold her husband's drawings to Sir John Soane...

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