Duke of Wellington, Victories in the Peninsular War, Record of British Valour
Edward Orme was the son of a Manchester fustian manufacturer who came to London around 1794, his first engraving being published by his brother Daniel in that year. "On 21 January 1799 Orme was appointed printseller in ordinary to George III and on 5 April 1820 editor of prints in ordinary to George IV. In May 1800 he had a shop in Conduit Street, London (at the corner of George Street), and in 1801 exhibited a portrait at the Royal Academy. In the same year he established himself at 59 New Bond Street, London, at the corner of Brook Street, . He had begun investing in property around 1809, and in 1824 he closed the shop and concentrated on a new career as a property developer.
He made money from gravel pits in Kensington,apparently selling two ship loads to Alexander 1 on his visit to London in 1814. He subsequently developed Orme Square in Bayswater, as well as other places in the area.
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