by Joseph Brown, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Alex Baltazzi (active 1863-1881), Landowner and archaeologist. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1837back to top
Current affairsThe controversial monarch William IV dies of pneumonia in June leaving no legitimate heirs, and is succeeded to the throne by his niece Victoria, one month after her eighteenth birthday.
The Registration Act of Births, Marriages and Deaths makes it compulsory for all births, marriages and deaths to be registered at a Registry Office.