Britons Abroad: John Binny in India

Fragment: Two photograph albums with images of the Buckingham and Carnatic textile mills in Madras, Binny and Company’s woolen, cotton and silk mill in Bangalore, and people, streets and buildings in and around Madras. In 1869 the Governor of India, Lord Napier, urged Britons not to neglect the capacity of …

How much is she worth? School prizes.

In the 1880s and 1890s a number of major London publishers produced cheap novels by ‘popular authors’ which, with their typically moral tone, they judged to be suitable for presentation to school children for academic achievement, good behaviour, or regular and punctual attendance. These were not chosen by the children …