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Lovett, William

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 167
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Lovett, William
Date(s): 1830
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Lovett | William | 1800-1877 | chartist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

After a relatively poor upbringing Lovett became interested in the social conditions of the working classes. Around 1830 he was appointed secretary to the British Association for promoting Co-operative Knowledge and during that time was also connected with agitation against stamp duty on newspapers. In 1831 he went on to join the National Union of the Working Classes. In 1836 he assisted to draft the Benefit Societies Act and to draft other People's Bills and Charters. With his collegue Collins he wrote Chartism: A New Organisation of the People in 1841. Later in his life he also became interested in educational issues, writing some educational text books. He was also involved in promoting the establishment of free libraries to parliamentarians.


Scope and content/abstract:

Paper, 'To the Wealth Producing Classes of England', signed 'One of the People.' Written in support of the Co-operative movement. At the end is the following note, 'This was printed in a Maidstone periodical, The Co-operative Miscellany, in 1830. W. L.'

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library compiled by Reginald Arthur Rye.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Birmingham City Archives hold correspondence and papers, [1836-1850] (Ref: MS 753); the British Library, London, contains correspondence and papers created as Secretary of the Chartist National Convention, 1839 (Ref: Add MSS 34245), minutes of the Working Mens' Association, 1836-1847 (Ref: Add MSS 37773-4), and correspondence with Francis Place, 1834-1841 (Add MSS 35149-51 passim).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
2000-02-07 Joseph Gelfer, 2000-05-19 Sarah Aitchison

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