Lavens Mathewson Ewart (1845 - 1898):
Linen merchant and historian
Lavens Ewart was born in Belfast and became a linen merchant in the family business. He helped to found the second series of the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, which ran from 1895 to 1911, and the first volume of which contained an article by him on the subject of Belfast maps. He wrote The Diocesan Handbook of Down and Connor and Dromore. He was interested in the history of printing in Belfast, and his fine collection of books is now in the Linen Hall Library.