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Bemroses' Guide to Matlock ... , about 1869*
Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
 
Walker's Marble Museum

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Walker's of Museum Parade, Matlock Bath.
Image scan © 2004 Ann Andrews


*'Bemroses' Guide to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, &c' by John Hicklin, Third Edition, pub Bemrose and Sons, London (no date, but about 1869).
Reproduced here with the very kind permission and help of Sonia Addis Smith, whose book this is from.
OCRed and images scanned by Ann Andrews, 2001 - 2004.

Some additional notes:

Thomas Walker took over his Royal Museum from Mr. Vallance, as his advertisements in trade directories and guides like the one above always stated. A little earlier than this, in 1864, he advertised as spar & marble museum & manufacturer as well as the proprietor of boats & Lovers' Walks. He'd also advertised his Museum in both Kelly's 1855 Directory and Whites 1857 Directory. Mr. Walker was born at Wirksworth.
Kelly's 1855 Directory
White's 1857 Directory
Kelly's 1864 Directory
Matlock Bath: The Royal Museum (Smith's), South Parade. This shows the building where Mr. Walker's Museum was. It afterwards became Smith's Museum.

Advertisement in Hall's "Days in Derbyshire" (1863)
Holmes Hand Book to Matlock Bath & Neighbourhood (mentioned)

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