The Life Labours of Thomas Brassey

This collection of the letters of this great engineer written by Sir Arthur Helps, one of the most brilliant and prolific historians of the 19th century, is a book to treasure for the quality of his writing as well as the detail of the ...

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Author: Sir Arthur Helps

Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 1845880110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey

Life and Labours of Mr Brassey 1805 1870

THOMAS BRASSEY ' S RECOLLECTIONS OF HIS FATHER . I HERE insert a chapter composed entirely of extracts from the correspondence I have had with Mr . Thomas ...

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Author: Sir Arthur Helps

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ISBN: WISC:89067680074

Category: Businessmen

Page: 386

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Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey 1805 1870

... but I must mention some of those who have been my principal coadjutors ; namely , Mr. Thomas Brassey , Mr. Ballard , Mr. Bidder , Dr. Burnett , Mr. Day ...

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Author: Sir Arthur Helps

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU08656584

Category: Businessmen

Page: 234

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Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey 1805 1870

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition.

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Author: Sir Arthur Helps

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 1230465448

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Page: 84

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...before the reader; and that is, because it bears closely upon the great subject of Emigration--a subject which must have the deepest interest for all thoughtful men in this overpopulated country, which will yet have to consider the whole question of Emigration, with far more care than it has hitherto bestowed. Before entering into the details which have been furnished to me of the construction of these Australian railways, I would remark, that the evidence which we get about Emigration in this indirect manner from persons who have gone to Australia, with a purpose entirely foreign to the general subject of Emigration, is likely to be most valuable evidence. It will be full of knowledge, and yet it is not probable that it will be based upon any pre-conceived opinions regarding Emigration, or that it will have any personal bias regarding the interests of emigrants. I feel that I am not deviating improperly from the main subject of this work in following out these indirect consequences of the late Mr. Brassey's labours. Nothing, I am confident, would have more delighted that good man, than to find that his work, in distant countries, had directly promoted the welfare of the native people amongst whom that work was accomplished, and that it had developed special information indirectly bearing upon the future welfare of his countrymen. I now proceed to give the result of the evidence of one of the principal persons employed by Mr. Brassey in the construction of Australian railways. This gentleman's name is Mr. Samuel Wilcox. Before going to Australia, as one of Mr. Brassey's agents, he had been employed under Mr. Ballard on the Great Northern line, and also in Holland, on the line between Utrecht and Rotterdam. He had also been employed in the...

Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey 1805 1870 Primary Source Edition

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Author: Arthur Helps

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 129534310X

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Page: 252

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Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey

Excerpt from Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey: 1805-1870 Feel it to be right to acknowledge in detail the great assistance I have received in writing this work.

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Author: Arthur Helps

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0266364500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Excerpt from Life and Labours of Thomas Brassey: 1805-1870 Feel it to be right to acknowledge in detail the great assistance I have received in writing this work. It would be difficult for me to name all the persons from whom I have derived this assistance but I must mention. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Thomas Brassey

... Arthur Helps Life and Labours of Mr Brassey. First published 1872. Republished by Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, 1969 Charles Walker Thomas Brassey: Railway ...

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Author: Tom Stacey

Publisher: Stacey International Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122713337

Category: History

Page: 36

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Thomas Brassey was the greatest railway builder in the world and a colossus of Victorian enterprise who has become, perhaps, the most unsung hero of his age. For some 30 years up to his death in 1870, Brassey was employing an average of 80,000 men on as many as a dozen railway projects simultaneously, in up to four continents. Brassey was a supreme exemplar of that workmanship, ingenuity, daring and commercial probity which built England s reputation all around the world for the next one hundred years. He was revered by his workforce, whom he in turn nurtured and treasured. Thomas Brassey, the Greatest Railway Builder in the World sets Brassy s achievements in the context of Britain s expanding worldwide role in the 19th century, and penetrates the character and qualities of a figure who surely deserves to be as famous and honored as his friend and occasional colleague I K Brunel.

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reasons that led to his future successes , Sir Arthur Life and Labours of Mr. Brassey , 1805-1870 . By ARTHUR Thomas Brassey was in truth the best flower ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015084572778

Category: Engineering

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The Family Herald

Brassey spent his life in making and carrying out contracts . ... common in the streets Mr. Thomas Brassey , whose life and labours Sir Arthur Helps has ...

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Mutual In Comprehensions

Life and Labour of Sir Thomas Brassey. 11th ed. London: C. Whittingham and Co, 1888. Mathur, Saloni. India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display.

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Author: Rosemary Mitchell

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443850803

Category: Art

Page: 290

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This collection of essays by French and British humanities scholars explores the complex relationship between the two nations in the long nineteenth century. Both countries contemplated the other with admiration and anxiety, using their best enemy to shape their own national identities. Mutual (In)Comprehensions is unique in the range of its coverage, which includes artistic, literary, economic, educational, social, and historical interpretations, interactions, and appropriations. British railway engineers consider the character of the French railway worker; a French illustrator portrays with disturbing insight the social divisions of Victorian London; British agricultural writers find cause for reflection in the condition of the French peasantry; and an English Anglo-Catholic considers the lessons for her church in the history of post-Reformation French Catholicism. French architects discover something to admire in the British Gothic Revival, while geographical societies on both sides of the Channel exhibit a spirit of international co-operation. Including the work of both established academics and young scholars, the collection demonstrates the significance of Franco-British interactions over the long nineteenth century, and shows that – as ever – British culture can only be fully understood within a Continental framework, and vice versa. This volume will appeal to scholars of Victorian culture, in particular French and British nineteenth-century literature and art, as well as to academics interested in the development of national identities and international cultural relations.

Sir Arthur Helps and the Making of Victorianism

Other works, such as Helps' historical fiction and his biographies, including The Life and Labours of Mr Thomas Brassey (1872), were not reprinted as ...

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Author: Stephen L. Keck

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443863698

Category: History

Page: 251

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This study is the first treatment devoted to Sir Arthur Helps (1813–1875), who was a prominent figure in the mid-Victorian world. Readers will discover that from the 1840s until his death, Helps was influential and well-known to many key figures: Carlyle, Ruskin, Froude and the Queen were among those whom he befriended. In fact, it was almost certainly these relationships which Helps sought to protect by directing that the bulk of his private papers and correspondence be destroyed upon his death. Making use of extensive primary and secondary sources, this book begins the process of recovering this once eminent Victorian. Helps did become a forgotten figure, but, nevertheless, during the course of his career he made notable impacts upon many areas of British life. At once a social activist and literary figure, Helps labored to promote social reform while also lifting his pen to educate his readers about the complexity of both societal problems and the difficulties inherent in adequately addressing them. He looked well beyond Britain as well: it would be Helps who authored a four volume history of the Spanish conquest of the New World, while developing unrivaled expertise on the history and practice of slavery in the Americas. As Clerk of the Privy Council, Helps played a decisive role in addressing the problems caused by the ‘Cattle Plague’ which shocked Britain in the middle of the 1860s. Most important, perhaps, it would be as Clerk that Helps served Queen Victoria not only as an informal confidant, but by making decisions which refashioned the monarchy’s public image. The book, then, reintroduces Helps by documenting and assessing his contributions to Victorian Britain.

Culture Conflict and Migration

Arthur Helps, Life and Labours of Mr Brassey, 1850–1870 (London, 1872 ed.) is a hagiography, commissioned by the Brassey family after Thomas's death.

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Author: Donald M. MacRaild

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781386392

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A major study of Catholic and Protestant Irish in an important but neglected centre of historic Irish settlement where communal violence and Irish-related antipathy bore the hallmarks of the Liverpool and Glasgow experiences.