Mary Ann's Coventry home

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Date:1875 - 1885 (c.)

Description:Illustration of Bird Grove, Foleshill, Coventry taken from 'Impressions of Theophrastus Such'. From 1841 to 1849, this was the home of Mary Ann and her father.

The drawing dates to around 1843, but the book was not published until around 1880. This edition is 1901 [MCMI].

It is now an Evangelical Church.

Full title: Impressions of Theophrastus Such, Essays and leaves from a note-book, by George Eliot. Library Edition. William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, MCMI.

Note: George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) was a local authoress based in the Coventry and Nuneaton district, from 1819-1880.


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Barley Jug - side
Barley Jug - side

This jug is made from Staffordshire pottery and is thought to have belonged to Mr. ...


These gloves, made from cream kid leather, belonged to the author George Eliot. George ...

Staffordshire Dogs
Staffordshire Dogs

This pair of dogs are china representations of King Charles Spaniels. It is possible ...

Carved wooden panel
Carved wooden panel

This panel would have been used as a support for when writing on one's knee, and ...

Bust of George Eliot - side
Bust of George Eliot - side

This bust in Parian ware depicts George Eliot, and is inscribed E-L-I-O-T at its ...

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Donor ref:Nun. Lib. LC 870 / 44 (49/11387)

Source: Nuneaton Library, Libraries, Heritage & Trading Standards, Warwickshire County Council

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