Some Correspondence on the Subject of the Grant of £1,800, made to the National School of the Hamlet of Highgate, by the Committee of Privy Council for Education.

[Highgate National School] [John Holmes, of the British Museum; Nathaniel Basevi; Robert Lingen; Harry Chester; Lewis Vulliamy; William Ford]
Publication details: 
Privately printed [1853?]. [Printed by Cox (Brothers) and Wyman, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields.]
SKU: 8023

8vo: 30 pp. on sixteen leaves (including final blank). Unbound and stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. A scarce item (the only copies on COPAC at the British Library, Lambeth Palace and the Guildhall). On aged, worn and damp-stained paper, with chipping to extremities. Regarding the ' "rumours" alleged against' Ford and Chester ('in reality a definite statement made by a gentleman on the authority of Mr. Lingen'): 'They presumed that we had obtained for the schools a large grant of public money under false pretences; that without the knowledge of any, and contrary to the wishes of many, of the subscribers for whom we were acting, we had "committed them to a principle which many of them would have denounced," and that when we advocated the admission of the children of Dissenters to our schools - which we did because we deemed it just and right so to do - we were "acting in opposition to our real principles," "out of regard to our 'clandestine' pledge to Mr. Lingen." '