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. Continued questions relating to the sewerage system of Sunderland.

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  • Transcript:

    Q: ...cases even the lower story of the house is apportioned to that filthy purpose
    A: Yes
    Q: Actually the house itself
    A: Actually the house itself
    Q: With human beings living in the room above
    A: Yes
    Q: Where such conveniences or such luxuries I might almost call them in Sunderland as privies exist do they empty into the Mittenstead
    A: Yes
    Q: Generally is what you have told me a fair representation not of individual cases but of the mass of the poor population of Sunderland
    A: It is a fair representation of the state of the Town.  I went round the Town when the Surveyors were down and was myself an eye witness of...