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SOCIETY FOR SUPERSEDING THE NECESSITY OF CLIMBING BOYS
Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys. Patron, the King. Vice Presidents, ... J.A. Wilt, Secretary, No. 125, Leadenhall Street. ...
London: [1832?].
2, [2] p. ; 27.8 cm. (4°)

Folded half-sheet, conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. One of the Vice Presidents is the 'Hon. Geo. Agar Ellis, M.P.' and another is William Wilberforce, both of whom died in 1833. The prospectus, issued in response to complaints from 'persons ... at a loss where to apply for Chimney-sweepers who use the machine, ... and have therefore, ... employed a climbing boy where they could venture to do so' recommends Joseph Glass as 'a sweeper of chimneys by mechanical means only'. This information is inscribed in MS. on p. [1] in balck ink, in a space left for the purpose of informing 'that Joseph Glass No 7 Little George Street, Minories is established, under the patronage of this Society, as a sweeper of chimneys by mechanical means onl, ...' and in red ink at the foot of the page Removed to / No. 2, Moor Lane, Fore Street, / Cripplegate. On page 2 the information about Joseph Glass is repeated in ink and additionally he is 'Specially recommended by Wm Tooke / 12 Russell Square'. Glass's invention was brought in in 1828.

Copy Notes Inscribed by Soane in pencil on the blank last page Mr Newstead together with a pencil sketch.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6106


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