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Date:1841 - 1851 (c.)

Description:This bell was used to summon servants and belonged to local author George Eliot. It came from the bedroom [?] of Bird Grove House in Coventry where she lived with her father. The bell was found during the repair work that resulted from a World War Two air raid in November 1940.

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 ...

Piano - keyboard
Piano - keyboard

This piano belonged to local author George Eliot, who was given it by her partner ...

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:U/1/71/131 (51/11645)

Source: Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

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