COOPERATIVE

[Thomas Hughes, author of 'Tom Brown's School Days'.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Tho. Hughes') to 'Mr. Kynnersley', discussing: meeting Rugby schoolfellow 'Blandford', educating an abandoned boy, his co-operative beliefs, Joseph Chamberlain.

Author: 
Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), politician and judge, author of 'Tom Brown's School Days'
Publication details: 
ONE: 3 March 1884; 52 Promenade, Southport, Lancashire, on letterhead of the County Courts, Circuit No. 9, Chester. TWO: 30 November 1885. On letterhead of Uffington House, Chester.
£450.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: 3 March 1884. 1p, 12mo. Addressed to 'Dear Mr. Kynnersley'. Having received Kynnersley's undated letter he writes: 'I shall meet Blandford as you propose on the 11th. with very great pleasure. He was one of the heroes on whom I used to look with awe as a 3rd. form boy in 1834 in which year I joined & he I think left Rugby.' He is sitting at Congleton on the day of the meeting, and 'there is just a chance that some perverse suitor may be in full blast at my train time in which case (as I never leave a cause part heard) I may be late'.

[ Robert Owen; Donation leaflet ] Robert Owen Statue Committee, Newtown. Robert Owen Statue Appeal.

Author: 
[ Robert Owen, revolutionary; Gilbert Bayes, sculptor ]
Publication details: 
[Newtown, Montgomeryshire, 1956 ]
£45.00

One page, 20 x 32.5cm (sm. fol.), minor creasing and wear, fold mark at centre. With biographical details, description of the proposed statue with photograph of the model to be transformed (Owen protecting child), officers of the Committee, and at bottom, blank form for a donation (concluding "Cooperative Union Ltd" - imprint presumably).

[ Pamphlet. ] How to solve the Unemployment Problem by Co-operative Organisation of the Unemployed with State Control.

Author: 
Duncan C. Dallas [ Social-Democratic Federation; Independent Labour Party; co-operative movement in Victorian England ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed & Published by the Twentieth Century Press Ltd, 37a, Clerkenwell Green, E.C. January, 1895.
£45.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. On title-page: 'Friends desirous of distributing the Pamphlet can obtain a parcel of 50, post free, for 3/6. | N.B. - Any profits from the sale of this Pamphlet will go to help the Unemployed Agitation, and will be divided equally between theh Social-Democratic Federation and the Independent Labour Party.' Scarce.

[Printed item.] Some Efforts of American Negroes for their own Social Betterment. Report of an investigation under the direction of Atlanta University; together with the proceedings of the Third Conference for the study of the Negro Problems.

Author: 
W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, Ph.D., Corresponding Secretary of the Conference [Conference for the study of the Negro Problems; Atlanta University, Georgia; Milline L. Perry; Prof. J. M. Colson]
Publication details: 
Held at Atlanta University, May 25-26, 1898. Atlanta, Ga. [Georgia] Atlanta University Press. 1898.
£300.00

[2] + 66pp., 8vo. Stapled. With loose front and back covers of green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples and the two loose covers heavily chipped and worn. With labels, shelfmark and stamps of the Board of Education Reference Library. The first part is titled 'Results of the Investigation', and is in eight parts, including 'The Church', 'The Secret Society', 'Benficial and Insurance Societies' and 'Cooperative Business'. The second part includes 'Papers Submitted to the Conference' by H. H. Proctor, Dr H. R.

[The Cooperative Printing Company] Printed Letter Signed (printed signatures) by Thomas Hughes, author of "Tom Brown's Schooldays", and others

Author: 
[PRINTING HISTORY] Thomas Hughes and others.
Publication details: 
176 Fleet St, E.C. London, no date.
£300.00

Four pages, fol., tear on fold marks, other defects but text clear and complete. The ten signatories also include W. Morrison (presumably the philanthropist, Walter), T[homas]. Brassey, R.M. [Castor?], Auberon Herbert ("the originator of Voluntaryism" (Wikipedia - see alos DNB), Hodgson Pratt (Peace advocate (DNB), [P.H. Hillard?], Edw. Owen Greeening, Tito Pagliardini and another (undeciphered). A socialist project concerning which I have found little information.

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