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Edward Orme

Edward Orme

Person  Male  Born 1775  Died 28/9/1848

Engraver, painter and publisher of illustrated books, and property developer in Bayswater. Born Manchester. c.1800-24 he published and sold many books of aquatints and etchings, in his own shops in Conduit Street and New Bond Street.

He developed Moscow Road and St Petersburgh Place, both possibly named in honour of the 1814 visit by Tsar Alexander I of Russia during which, there is a suggestion that, Orme met the Tsar and exchanged shiploads of Kensington gravel for Russian jewellery. In 1815 he published a volume of views of St Petersburg, and in 1819 published 'Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of ... particular incidents ... in the last long-contested war, terminating with the Battle of Waterloo'.

Orme developed Orme Square 1823-6. Died at home, 6 Fitzroy Square (on the east side).

Information mainly from the ODNB and the London Encyclopedia.

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