Eyre Massey Shaw letters

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1) Address: Metropolian Fire Brigade, Watling Street, London EC. To Mr Fraser. Explains that he is unable to inspect premises unless invited to do so by the occupants. The law allows 'your neighbours to set their premises on fire, & then, but only then, I have full power to break in & interfere. The moment the palce is cool I must walk away ...' (21 March 1872).
(2) Address: Fire Brigade, Southwark, London SE. To Miss E S Busk. States that Mr G W Gamble, who had applied to Miss Busk for books, was thoroughly respectable, but 'he is not the whole institution', and advising her to lend the books, and then, if the 'society is likely to endure', to turn the loan into a gift; [the society mentioned has not be identified] (13 July 1889).
Both letters are autograph, with signatures.


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This letter was among the material originally acquired with MS699