Robert Brown Evidence

Robert Brown Evidence
  • Title: Robert Brown Evidence

  • Date : 1847

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/13/10

  • Description :

    Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Questions relating to the use of water closets.

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  • Transcript:

    A: Not in the part that I reside in.  In the best parts of the town there are Water Closets
    Q: Does the Water Closet instead of passing into the Sewer go into a cesspool
    A: Yes in many of the parts
    Q: Which is afterwards carried away by  a cart coming round.
    A: Yes
    Q: That is even the case with regard to the good residence in Sunderland
    A: With reference to many of the residences that is so
    Q: What are you by profession yourself
    A: A Solicitor
    Q: With regard to the second class of houses is such a convenience as a Water Closet almost unknown in Sunderland
    A: Quite so
    Q: And I believe even the more simple...