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Mr. John Francis, of the Athenaeum free pdf Excerpt from Mr. John Francis, of the Athenaeum: On the Plan of Sir Rowland Hill Few readers will require to be told that the late Mr. John Francis, whose testimony I am now about to bring forward in support of my case on the subject of the Adhesive Postage Stamp, was a leading man in the literary circles of London. Born in 1811, he became engaged on the staff of the Athenaeum in 1831, ultimately rising to be chief of that great literary journal until the period of his death in 1882. In all the reforms of that period tending to remove the shackles from the Press and'to advance the cause of education and learning, Mr. Francis took a prominent part, more especially in advocating such measures as the abolition of the "Taxes on Knowledge," and in promoting the Penny Postage Reform brought forward by the then Mr. Rowland Hill. A work in two volumes, entitled "John Francis, Publisher of the Athenaeum: a Literary Chronicle of Half a Century," compiled by his son, Mr. John C. Francis, has lately been published, in which the names of most of the prominent writers and public men during the period throughout which his own lams extended are brought forward, with some account of their proposals and the benefits resulting from their efforts. The warm interest which Mr. Francis took in the pro-posed Penny Postage Scheme of 1837 brought him into close relationship with Mr. Rowland Hill, an intimacy or indeed friendship which continued throughout their respective lives. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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Author : Patrick Chalmers
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332160069
EAN : 9781332160068
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 58 pages
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Language : English
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