[ The Brentford Mechanics' Institution. ] Printed library ticket.

[ Brentford Mechanics' Institution, established 1835 ] [ Brentford, town in Middlesex, now in the London Borough of Hounslow; Victorian circulating libraries ]
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Brentford Mechanics' Institution. October 1854.
SKU: 17473

Ticket printed on one side of an 8 x 7 cm piece of paper. In fair condition, with closed tear at head and slight damage to bottom right-hand corner. Printed within a decorative border and reading (with manuscript additions in square brackets): 'No [93 - 4] | This Book is the Property of the Brentford Mechanics' Institution. | It must not be kept longer than [14] days. If kept longer than the time specified the Fine of One Penny will be charged for the first fortnight, and an additional Penny for every succeeding week. | The Librarian is in attendance to issue Books on Monday and Friday evenings, from 7 till 10 o'Clock. | October 1854.' Very little is to be discovered regarding this society. In November 1842 the City of London Magazine reported approvingly the 'establishment of an Elocution Class, and of a Manuscript Magazine, contributed to solely by Members of the Society'. From the collection of Frederick Turner, historian of Brentford.