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A drink plan of Coventry which includes the Chapelfields area, dated 1884
A drink plan of Coventry, which includes the Chapelfields area, dated 1884
Needlework Sampler (made by an eleven year old girl in 1813)
This sampler was made by Mary Ann Tidye in 1813 when she was 11 years old
Portable Stationery Cabinet owned by George Eliot.
This portable stationery cabinet belonged to George Eliot
Coventry Town Ribbon
The Coventry Ribbon was woven especially for the 1851 Great Exhibition and was awarded the bronze medal for its quality
Bronze Medal Certificate, awarded at the Coventry & Midland Manufacturing, Industrial & Art Exhibition
This is the certificate of the award of a bronze medal to Joseph Gutteridge as an amateur manufacturer of microscopes
Great Exhibition Prize Medal awarded for the Coventry Ribbon.
Great Exhibition Prize Medal awarded to the Coventry Ribbon Committee for the Coventry Town Ribbon in the 1800s
Reticule owned by George Eliot.
This reticule belonged to George Eliot and consists of a buttonhook, a file, a penknife and a crochet hook, all with mother of pearl handles
Quote from Middlemarch
This is a handwritten note which was kept in George Eliot's friend, Cara Bray’s, sewing box
St Michael’s and Holy Trinity Churches from the North East, Coventry by David Gee
Oil painting of St Michael's and Holy Trinity Churches from the North East, Coventry by artist David Gee
A stand microscope created by Joseph Gutteridge, a weaver from Coventry.
This stand microscope was created by Joseph Gutteridge, a weaver from Coventry
‘Coventry from the East’
This oil painting shows a view of Coventry from the East painted in the 19th Century
‘Coventry 1819’ – The Album of a Visit by William Henry Brooke.
This is an album of views of Coventry made by artist William Henry Brooke between 1819 and 1820
This cloak is thought to have been made by George Eliot and her school fellows, although it is not clear how old she was when it was made