A couple of years ago I managed to pick up this copy of Daly's 'History of Canvey'. Unfortunately the cover must have been lost years before but someone had put a hard cover on the remainder which has preserved the pages that were left.
Augustus Daly was born in Ireland in 1852. He worked as a Journalist for many years. We believe he was retained by Frederick Hester to write this booklet to impress his investors and buyers. William Mecham aka Tom Merry was the illustrator. This edition is dated 1901, Tom Merry died in 1902, later editions have additional pictures by J.J. Proctor.