Place Published: [London]
Publisher: Joseph Hume
Date Published: 1831
Binding: No binding
Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Dated Bryanston Square. 20th May 1831. Letter was previously spot glued on back of 4 corners and likely when being removed, a small piece of paper missing on the bottom left under the recipient's name not affecting any writing otherwise very good condition.
To the Secretary of the Royal Society, acknowledging receipt of Dr. Pariss's printing proceedings of the Society, and requesting receipt of the reports on a regular basis. Joseph Hume (1777-1855). Scottish doctor and Radical MP.
In 1818 Hume entered the House of Commons for a second time, and made acquaintance with James Mill and the philosophical reformers of the school of Jeremy Bentham. He joined with Francis Place, of Westminster, and other philanthropists, to help improve the condition of the working classes, labouring especially to establish schools for them on the Lancastrian system, and forming savings banks.
Very Good. Item #4475