Title:
The Essayist
Type of resource:
text
Material type:
Manuscript book
Author:
Southampton Society for Mutual Education
Date:
1859-1865
Call number:
D/LY 85_1
Institutional location:
Southampton Archives
Extent:
c.1,420 pages
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Address geocoordinates:
50.9047478,-1.404525
Description:
The Essayist, with which is incorporated The Critic
Caption:
The Southampton Society for Mutual Education (ca.1857-65) was a young workingmen's club devoted to self-improvement both indoors and out. Reading, drawing, painting, writing, and debating were all undertaken weekly at the society's meeting rooms, variously the Albiom Congregational Chapel, Thomas James' Book Emporium, or rooms belonging to cook and confectioner, George Parker. This fragile, pseudonymously hand-written ands illustrated periodical was circulated monthly amongst its generally non-conformist members including local bookworkers (E. Roberts, W. King), Ordnance Survey office staff (Editor and six members), General Post Office (William Cox, C. Hall), P&O shipping (G.H. Philps, Coyle) plus several individuals who later became important local luminaries (E.H Jones, E. Bance, T.H. Skelton).
Subject:
Self-improvement
Periodical
Non-Conformist
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