Humphrey Repton's "Red Book" for Lathom House
One of the most expensive purchases ever made for Lancashire Archives was the "Red Book" for proposed improvements of the landscape at Lathom House, produced by Humphrey Repton [1752-1818] for the Bootle Wilbraham family. Repton, one of the leading landscape architects of his day, carried out the survey at Lathom in September 1792. It is one of his few commissions in the North West. This "Red Book" is not bound in red leather but does have the 'before' and 'after' views which are a feature of his work.
Available for everyone to enjoy at Lancashire Archives.
Reference: DP 504
Purchased in June 2004 with financial assistance from
- Museum, Libraries and Archives Council
- Victoria and Albert Purchase Grant Fund
- National Art Collections Fund
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Friends of the National Libraries