Reference numberMS/710/8
TitleLetter from William Allen, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth
Date19 October 1810
DescriptionPraising the spread of general education for the poor: 'the time is not far distant when every poor children in the kingdom may have the opportunity of deriving instruction & consolation from being able to peruse the sacred writings'. Notes the efforts of Joseph Lancaster and the progress in county schools. Discusses funding problems and solicits annual subscriptions from the Fox family. 'The philanthropist' has made its appearance [magazine edited by Allen] and the contributors are acknowledged, including Thomas Clarkson.
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NA3179Allen; William (1770 - 1843)1770 - 1843
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