Robert Dighton - D10880



Richard Vaughan (

Richard Vaughan ('Hell Fire Dick') ('A view of the telegraph, Cambridge')
by and published by Robert Dighton
published May 1809
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Portraits in Profile: the Dighton Family

Robert Dighton 1751-1814

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'A View of the Telegraph, Cambridge', Dick Vaughan (died 1822), published 1809

'Hell-Fire-Dick', was the driver of a coach, the Cambridge Telegraph, and was a popular figure amongst the Cambridge fraternity. He fell out of his gig and was killed when aged only thirty-two.

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