shell of the Library, built in 1809-12 by Robert Reid, is overshadowed
somewhat by the exquisite interior designed by William Stark, who never
saw completion of his vision owing to his premature death in 1813.
William Playfair took over the project at this point.
Starks work typified good design and exceptional taste. A room housed within
the upper library was described by George the IV as the most beautiful room he
had ever seen.