Place, Francis, 1771-1854

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British reformer.

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

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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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referencedIn Ricardo, David, 1772-1823. Letter : Minchinhampton, [England], to Thomas R. Malthus, Hertford, [England], 1821 Sept. 10. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn William Hone Papers, 1816-1842 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Autograph letter signed from George Colman to -- Plase [manuscript], 1833 June 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Place, Francis. Papers, 1830-1832. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
referencedIn Ricardo, David, 1772-1823. Letter : Minchinhampton, [England], to Thomas R. Malthus, Hertford, [England], 1821 Sept. 10. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Place, Francis, 1771-1854. Letters, 1836-1843. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Robert Owen Collection, 1805-1858 National Co-operative Archive
referencedIn William Godwin manuscript material : 383 items, 1778-1836 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Roebuck, John Arthur, 1801-1879. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Papers of T W Mercer, 1833-1961 National Co-operative Archive
creatorOf Godwin, William, 1756-1836. William Godwin manuscript material : 338 items, 1778-1836 New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hodgskin, Thomas, 1787-1869. Thomas Hodgskin papers, 1802-1903 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jeremy Bentham manuscript material : 6 items, 1784-ca. 1828 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. i. + 460). Letters of "men of political and literary reputation, probably selected by Francis Place, junior"; Sept. 1813-21 June 1852.Francis Place: Correspondence: 1813-1852.includes:ff. 1-3 Maps and Plans: Walk from London to Northampt... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 145). Miscellaneous letters; 6 Dec. 1826-16 Aug. 1832.Francis Place: Correspondence: 1813-1852.includes:ff. 1, 103, 117 Sir John Cam Hobhouse, 2nd Baronet; Baron Broughton: Letters to F. Place: 1823-1838, n.d. f. 3 Thomas Snelson: Lette... British Library
creatorOf Place, Francis, 1771-1854. Papers of Francis Place in the British Library, 1791-1854 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Place, Francis, 1771-1854. Place, Francis. Papers, 1830-1832. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Carlile, Richard, 1790-1843. Papers of Richard Carlile, 1819-1900. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Hodgskin, Thomas, 1787-1869. Thomas Hodgskin papers, 1802-1903 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Letter Collection, 1772-1938 British Library of Political and Economic Science
referencedIn Thomas Hodgskin papers, 1802-1903 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Hone, William, 1780-1842. Papers, 1816-1842. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Martineau, John, 1834-1910. Letter to Francis Place : [n.p.] : ALS, [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832. person
associatedWith Carlile, Richard, 1790-1843. person
associatedWith Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. person
correspondedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836, person
associatedWith Godwin, William, 1756-1836 person
associatedWith Hodgskin, Thomas, 1787-1869. person
associatedWith Hone, William, 1780-1842. person
associatedWith Hume, Joseph, 1777-1855. person
associatedWith London Corresponding Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Martineau, John, 1834-1910. person
associatedWith Mill, James, 1773-1836. person
associatedWith Owen, Robert., 1777-1858 person
associatedWith Ricardo, David, 1772-1823. person
associatedWith Roebuck, John Arthur, 1801-1879. person
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Bristol (England)
Great Britain
Canada
Great Britain
London (England)
Great Britain
Great Britain
Subject
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
Occupation
Reformers
Tailors
Politicians
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Birth 1771-11-03

Death 1854-02-01

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