Explore highlights from the George Eliot collections
Chilvers Coton Church, Nuneaton by Thomas Wakeman
Watercolour and pastel landscape painting titled ‘Chilvers Coton Church, Nuneaton’ by Thomas Wakeman
The view from the window at Rosehill, by Cara Bray.
This painting shows the view from a window at Rosehill, the home of Charles and Cara Bray
A jacquard loom made in 1845 by Thomas Wilkinson, a Coventry loom maker.
This 8-space jacquard loom was made in 1845 by Thomas Wilkinson, a Coventry loom maker
Interior of St. Michael’s Church, Coventry by David Gee.
This oil painting by David Gee (1793 - 1872) takes as its subject the interior of St Michael's Church, Coventry
A woven silk bookmark depicting a scene from Adam Bede.
A woven silk bookmark depicting a scene from George Eliot's Adam Bede
‘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
South Farm, birthplace of George Eliot by Thomas Wakeman
Watercolour and pastel landscape painting titled 'South Farm, Birthplace of George Eliot' by Thomas Wakeman
Scrapbook of flowers mentioned in Eliot’s books, made by school girl Hilda Lee
A scrapbook containing pressed flowers which are mentioned in George Eliot's books, Scenes of Clerical Life, Silas Marner and The Mill on the Floss
A record of the Eliot centenary celebrations in Coventry
An 80 page book with photographs, ticket stubs for events, posters and pamphlets
Photographs of ‘George Eliot country’ by Speight
Included in the amazing collection of postcards and photographs of places associated with Eliot, the library holds a special set of photographs taken by Clare Speight, a local photographer who had several shops in Warwickshire including Nuneaton