Salmon’s plan of Nottingham
By SALMON, Edward W., 1862
Plan of the Town of Nottingham and its Environs (from a special survey)
- Author: SALMON, Edward W.
- Publisher: James Wyld
- Publication date: 1862.
- Physical description: Engraved map in six sheets, each sheet backed on canvas (635 by 810mm), original slipcase with publisher’s label, rubbed, green clamshell case.
- Inventory reference: 11865
There is a dedication to Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, under his coat-of-arms. Pelham-Clinton was a prominent Tory and then Peelite politician, holding government posts under Lord Palmerston and Lord Aberdeen, and was Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham. He would die only two years after this map was published, after a life fraught with scandal: his friend, William Gladstone, called him “the unfortunate duke”. His wife, Lady Susan Hamilton, eloped to Italy with Horatio Walpole after a string of affairs, including one with his own brother. His son, Lord Arthur Pelham-Clinton, died in mysterious circumstances after being charged in connection with the Boulton and Park case, a contemporary cross-dressing scandal.