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Holyoake, George Jacob: letter, 23 Feb 1895

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL178
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Holyoake, George Jacob: letter, 23 Feb 1895
Date(s): 1895
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Holyoake | George Jacob | 1817-1906 | co-operator and secularist


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Jacob Holyoake was born in Birmingham on 13 April 1817. For thirteen years until 1839 he worked at the Eagle Foundry, and in 1836 joined the Mechanics' Institute, where he developed an interest in arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and phrenology. Holyoake became a leader in the free-thought movement and a social reformer. He was imprisoned for 6 months in 1841 for blasphemy. He coined the term secularism in 1846. He spent the latter part of his life working for the co-operative movement. He died in 1906.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from George Jacon Holyoake of Eastern Lodge, Brighton to an unidenfied recipient, 23 Feb 1895. Responding to questions relating to his views on various aspects of co-operation. Written in another hand and signed by Holyoake.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Percy Dobell & Son, Jan 1952.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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