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These are a pair of white kid gloves worn by George Eliot. George Eliot was born in Nuneaton in 1819 as Mary Ann Evans. She attended school in Coventry and returned to live in the city in 1841. She later settled in London where she began to write.
Scenes of Clerical Life, her first collection of work under the name George Eliot, appeared in 1858. Other major novels followed, including The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch.
Eliot died in 1880 at the age of 61.