Alexander Davison’s No 11 St James Square, London

November 12, 2013 at 4:35 am (estates, history, london's landscape, people) (, , , , , , , )

Although Mary and Charles made scant mention of Mary’s Aunt and Uncle Davison (Alexander Davison’s wife, Harriet Gosling, was her father William Gosling’s sister), the Davison children made frequent company.

So, doing a little belated work at seeing the London residence of the Davisons – No. 11 St James Square – after reading about the area in Hannah Greig’s excellent The Beau Monde, I was so excited to come across a little history of No. 11 in the section “LOOKING AT DRAWINGS” from the Sir John Soane Museum. Click the photo (a 2013 picture) to be taken away to St James Square, London:

11 st james sq

f4370-4_Lady Nelson to Alex Davison_1801-nmm

Address panel of Lady Nelson’s letter

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