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LONDON MECHANICS' INSTITUTION
Sir, I beg to inform you that a public meeting will be held at the Mechanics' Institution, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, on Tuesday, the 22d 29th of April, ... at which Dr. Birkbeck has kindly consented to preside, to take into consideration the best mode of entering into a public subscription ... in behalf of Mr. Peter Nicholson, ...
[London]: [1834].
[2] p. ; 20.7 cm. (4º)

Quarter-sheet, verso blank. The date of the meeting is corrected in MS. The circular is signed by 'C. Toplis, Honorary Secretary' and dated 'Leicester Square, March 16.' Toplis is recorded as a vice-president of the London Mechanics' Institution, founded by George Birkbeck in 1823, in the Royal Kalender for 1835, however it is not clear whether this printed invitation was issued by the Institution or some other organization. Nicholson was an architectural writer and pioneer of technical education for workmen who moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in later life to open a school which was financially unsuccessful, leading to a public subscription in 1834 which raised £320 for his benefit. See Howard Colvin, A biographical dictionary of British architects 1699--1840, 4th ed. (New Haven and London 2008), pp. 748--749.

Binding Loose paper.

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