But one of her most exciting discoveries actually occurred in an East London brick warehouse stuffed with 84 boxes of documents. “I ploughed through many files and extensive correspondence until, in box 50, I found what I was looking for. It was a eureka moment as I opened one of the leather-bound volumes.”
Hardy’s treasure was the long-hidden archive of once famous Bond Street jeweller Hennell.
In 1736 goldsmith David Hennell founded his company which went on to become one of ...