Letters to David Elisha Davy from John Gough Nichols


Throughout the 1840s John Gough Nichols, the London printer and antiquary, oversaw the restoration of an incredibly rare set of monumental brasses at Cobham Church in Kent. The antiquary David Elisha Davy had researched and taken rubbings of brasses in his own county of Suffolk. Here Nichols informs Davy that the Cobham brasses had been ‘extremely neglected by the present family (Bligh, Lord Darnley)’, but that the repairs were progressing well.

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Original Letters addressed to Eleazar Davy and David E. Davy; from circa 1750 to 1851
September 1840
John Gough Nichols
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