Andiron (fire dogs). Raised, cast, chased, tooled and engraved silver and carved wood, London, ca.1670 with additions circa 1820.
Full details at: Victoria & Albert Museum Collection: Metalwork. A second specimen is at: Cust 2nd andiron. Thanks to Allyson Take for help with this entry.
1805 - 22nd Apr 1887
Born into slavery in Carriacou, Grenada, Malvina Wells became a lady's maid in Edinburgh and a trusted family friend to her employers.
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The Buff Bay plantation was a sugar estate next to the Buff Bay River, south of Charlestown in Jamaica. By 1839, the estate was 840 acres.
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