Item 10 - Domed Ceiling in Busby Library

Original Digital object not accessible

Identity area

Reference code

GB 2014 WS-02-POS-01-10


Domed Ceiling in Busby Library


  • c.1911 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 postcard, 3 copies

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

Content and structure area

Scope and content

One copy annotated by R.S. Chalk on reverse, as follows:
'R.S.C. Memories 1922-1924
The destruction of this superb ceiling (I believe by an H.E. bomb earlier in the Blitz than the gutting of School) was a calamity indeed.
It was a great relief to O. WW once of the VII to know that it was so expertly replaced after the War- its moulding including the Redstart which had nested in the ruins during the Exile.
I sat under this ceiling for my two years in the VII 1922-1924 and (with many another) frequently admired its beauty.
The details of the moulding were so delicate and detailed that we were of opinion (I think wrongly) that it could not be plaster- work, but must be wood-carving white washed over.
The VII Form Room was also used out of School for meetings of Deb. Soc, but I think for no other recreational purpose. Also, on rare occasions, by the School Monitors in trying a case referred to them by the H.M.'

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail




Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places