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. Evidence relating to whether the waste is a source of profit for individual owners.

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  • Transcript:

    Q: And for what purpose
    A: For receiving ashes from the houses
    Q: And filth of every kind
    A: Yes
    Q (By a Lord) Are they pits
    A: No, they are not pits, they are heaps walled round, but open at the top
    Mr Paget: Those magazines of abomination I presume are not emptied every two days
    A: No, they are retained for a considerable length of time
    Q: Are they actual sources of profit
    A: Not the private ones – there are public Mittensteads which are sources of profit
    Q: But the private ones are sold are they not
    A: Yes, they are sources of profit to the individuals undoubtedly
    Q: Can you tell me whether in some...