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British Cartographer and Draftsman
Ernest Costain Clegg, born on December 26, 1876, in Birmingham, England, was a student at the Birmingham School of Art. Around 1905, Clegg became a professional cartographer. In 1909, Clegg was retained by Tiffany and Co. in New York City as a special designer, illuminator, and heraldry artist, where he worked until the outbreak of World War I. Having served with the Seventh Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, he returned to New York after the Armistice and set up a studio on East 48th Street. He is best known for a Map Showing the Overland and Overseas Flights of Charles A. Lindbergh [New York: The John Day Co., 1928]; a set of English county or shire maps in the Muriel H. Perry Collection at the Library of Congress, Geography and Maps Section; and a 1942 American map naming 169 rivers [Cleveland Public Library]. In 1932, he produced for the Washington Cathedral a map commemorating the bicentenerary of George Washington, titled "Washington, D.C. and Surrounding 100 Mile Area. " In 1944, Clegg returned to England and lived in Bournemouth.