Francis Place Papers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5421 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Francis Place Papers on Microfilm, 1771-1854
Collection Number:
5421 mf
Creator:
Place, Francis
Quantity:
5 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Reports, pamphlets, correspondence, microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers illustrative of the Reform Crisis, 1830-1832. Introduction by I.J. Protheroe of the Department of History, Manchester University.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Francis Place was a London tailor and radical politician whose activities spanned a number of years. Between 1794 and 1797 he was active in the famous Corresponding Society and from 1801 his shop in Charing Cross was long a centre for reform minded politicians. A close friend of Bentham, he was prominent in the setting up of the London Mechanics' Institution, 1823, and was active in radical causes like efforts for a free press, the repeal of the Combination Laws, the reform agitation of 1831-32 and the drafting of the People's Charter.
He is particularly important to historians on account of the exhaustive collection which he left behind him containing newspaper cuttings, copies of his own letters and letters from his numerous correspondents. The Place Papers in the Manuscript section of the British Museum consist of his own accounts, correspondence and materials in manuscript form, and the section reproduced on the microfilm consists of Place's narrative of the Reform Crisis, with accounts of events within and without Parliament. Mainly concerned with events in London, the papers contain many extracts from reports of meetings throughout the country and considerable detail on the National Political Union, of which Place was a founder and dominant figure.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Place Papers in the Manuscript section of the British Museum consist of his own accounts, correspondence and materials in manuscript form, and the section reproduced on the microfilm consists of Place's narrative of the Reform Crisis, with accounts of events within and without Parliament. Mainly concerned with events in London, the papers contain many extracts from reports of meetings throughout the country and considerable detail on the National Political Union, of which Place was a founder and dominant figure.
The second part of the collection, which is in process of filming, consists of printed papers from the Place collection, sets 17 and 63, in the department of Printed Books. This consists of newspaper cuttings, placards, etc., on the subject of Parliamentary reform proceedings, political unions, the National Political Union, etc.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Place, Francis, 1771-1854

Subjects:
Labor unions -- Great Britain -- Sources.

Geographic Subjects:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1801-1900 -- Sources.

Form and Genre Terms:
Papers
Correspondence
Microfilm


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Cite As:
Francis Place Papers on Microfilm #5421 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1 1771-1854
Reel 1 -- positive
Reel 2 1771-1854
reel 2 -- positive
Reel 3 1771-1854
reel 3-- positive
Reel 4 1771-1854
reel 4 -- positive
Reel 5 1771-1854
reel 5 -- positive