Place, Francis, 1771-1854

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1771-11-03
Death 1854-02-01
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

British reformer.

From the description of Letters, 1836-1843. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39208674

Epithet: of Add MS 37949

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000408.0x0000bb

Francis Place was born in 1771 in London, England and was a tailor by trade. Through his activities as a lobbyist for labor reform and as a labor organizer, Place became an influential radical political reformer in London. He was active in the affairs of trade clubs and was acquainted with the leading political thinkers of his day, particularly Jeremy Bentham and James Mill. Place died in London in 1854.

From the description of Papers of Francis Place in the British Library, 1791-1854 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122646644

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 center 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, containing newspaper cuttings, copies of his own letters and letters from his numerous correspondents.

From the description of Place, Francis. Papers, 1830-1832. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 122405545

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 center 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, containing newspaper cuttings, copies of his own letters and letters from his numerous correspondents.

From the guide to the Place, Francis. Papers, 1830-1832., (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.)

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Subjects:

  • English drama
  • Labor unions--Political activity
  • Labor unions--History
  • Reformers
  • Radical party (Great Britain)
  • Labor and laboring classes
  • Labor unions--Sources
  • Working-men's clubs
  • Labor unions--Great Britain--Sources

Occupations:

  • Reformers
  • Tailors
  • Politicians

Places:

  • Bristol (England) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)