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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Thomas H. Shepherd lived here
Once a master of architectural etchings lived here
Location: 26 Batchelor Street, Islington, N1
Description: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864) was brother of topographical artist George Sidney Shepherd.
Thomas was employed to illustrate architecture in London, and later Edinburgh, Bath and Bristol.
He worked mostly for Frederick Crace, who employed him to paint old London buildings prior to their demolition, with much of the work surviving in the Crace collection at the British Museum.
His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books.