William Bence Jones letter

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Address: Kilgarriffe, Clonakilty, County Cork. To 'Madam' [?Mary Ann Gilbert, wife of Davies Gilbert (then President of the Royal Society) and founder of the Self-Suporting School of Industry, Willington, Sussex]. Acknowledges receipt of 'your pamphlet on self-supporting schools', but doubts whether such an establishment would be successful in Ireland. Encloses a 'copy of the regulations of some allotments which I am trying to establish here'.
Autograph, with signature. The accompanying pamphlet is inscribed: 'Requested to be returned to Mrs. Gilbert'.


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This document and the accompanying pamphlet ('Labourers' garden allotments: regulations') are inserted in W B Jones 'A letter on the value of green crops' (1841) - Library classmark [G.L.] M.841. To request the document, please place an order for the volume, specifying that you wish to see the autograph letter AL475.

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