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Jul 29, 2007 11:32 pm


Happy Birthday, George Bradshaw!



Best known as a compiler of railway guides, George Bradshaw (1801-1853) was also an activist for peace. I invite readers to celebrate the anniversary of his birthday today."When he was a young man Bradshaw joined the Society of Friends, and was active with Richard Cobden and other Quakers and radicals in holding peace conferences, in the attempts to establish an ocean penny postage, and in other philanthropic labours. He was largely responsible for organizing 'Friends of Peace' congresses in Brussels (1848), Paris (1849), and Frankfurt (1850). Part of his time he devoted to the establishment of schools for the poor." And while you are on the website of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, visit the reading room and browse many entries and other essays for free.

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