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Images of Davy; George IV, the Prince Regent; and Stephenson © the National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 2546; NPG D8048; NPG 410), and reproduced under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence. Images have been cropped.

Extracts from Davy’s manuscript letters reproduced courtesy of Northumberland Archives (Woodhorn) (SANT/BEQ/18/11/13) and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (DX1242).