BROWN, Samuel Sneade. 17436

£65

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, sending his pamphlet on “sanitary teachings”, praising his correspondent’s “interesting and instructive lecture at the Society of Arts yesterday” relevant to that subject. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, traces of former mounting. Found among the correspondence of Jabez Hogg, almost certainly the recipient of the letter. 13 Dorset Square, 13 May [c.1870]. Samuel Sneade Brown (1809–1875), colonial administrator, was stationed in India. He was the author of Home Letters Written from India Between the Years 1828 and 1841 (1878). He also wrote on Sanitary Reform, including a pamphlet, Notes on Sanitary Reform, the Health of Towns (1870), probably the subject of this letter. “It is not until the subjects affecting our health are made the matter of public instruction that the public health will really be bettered. Want of perception lies at the root of popular ignorance and want of local conciousness at that of municipal mismanagement.”