The Davenport Collection
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Items relating to Albert Smith including his ‘Ascent of Mont Blanc’ at the Egyptian Hall

One item is a summary of his life from the time when he abandoned his father’s wish that he should become a surgeon, to his successful literary, lecturing and performing career. Some of the other newspaper cuttings describe how his Ascent of Mont Blanc performances developed over time. The print illustrated is from an unknown newspaper hand dated 4 October 1852. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.

Item Details

Size The cutting with the print is 250 x 155mm.
Date 1852 and later.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2008 Ep.EH61