Letter concerning arrangements for public lectures, c 1850s.
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Mr Droffnore, the writer of the letter, asks how much the room will cost to hire. He gave a series of lectures at the Mechanics' Institution, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in 1851. The subjects covered include 'Instinctive Feelings of Man', 'Sentiments peculiar to Man', 'Perceptive Faculties' and 'Superstition'. On the means to an End'; 'On capacity of mind, application, etc'; and 'On Self-culture, etc'. The working clases in particular were recommended to attend.