Henry Ellis (1790-1871) was a leading Exeter merchant who recorded life in the city. Initially a watch and clockmaker, he shared the Victorian enthusiasm for locally produced goods. Using silver from the mines at Combe Martin in North Devon, he produced a range of items, which excited the interest of Queen Victoria.
Jeremy Pearson was Curator of Applied Art at RAMM 1979-88 and then Senior Curator for the National Trust in the South West.
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