1. A Rowan, "William Adam and Company", Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Vol.122 (1974), p.671.
2. Scottish Record Office (SRO): Scottish Record Office Records, Trustees Minute Book, 12th October 1773, quoted in AJ Youngson, The Making of Classical Edinburgh, 1750-1840, (Edinburgh University Press, 1966), p.66.
3. For example, John Paterson, Adam’s Clerk of Works at Edinburgh University, wrote to Adam on 19th March 1791, beginning his letter: "Sir, I have just now received your letter of the 16th Current…" (quoted in AG Fraser, The Building of Old College, (Edinburgh University Press, 1989), p.117).
4. Dr M Whinney, Home House, No. 20 Portman Square, (Country Life, 1969), especially p.19.