Mid 1800s correspondence with Lady Jane Davy, wife of Sir Hu...

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Mid 1800s correspondence with Lady Jane Davy, wife of Sir Humphry Davy - inventor of the "Davy Safety Lamp" for miners. It incl postally-used covers, entires, fiscal receipts (most with QV 1d Lilac fiscal stamps on them). A great insight into various aspects of her life incl loss of income due to potato famine, home refurbishment and repair, travel expenses, wages & domestic/household costs. A study of social history of the time.

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Auction Date:
7th Jan 21 at 2pm GMT

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