Samuel Lysons F. R. A., Esq, c 1793
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Samuel Lysons (1763-1819) was an engraver, antiquary and archeologist. He published Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire
(Magna Britannia Vol 5) with his brother, Daniel in 1817.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Lysons for futher information.
This image is one of a collection by the famous local antiquarian, Thomas Bateman, of Middleton by Youlgreave. (1821-1861). Bateman organized his collection by inserting them into a 4 volume copy of Lysons Magna Britannia, Derbyshire, creating a fascinating and unique illustrated record of the county. The purchase of the collection for Derbyshire Libraries was made possible by the generous bequest of Miss Frances Webb of Whaley Bridge, well known local historian, who died in December 2006.