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Title: The Harpur Trust 1552-1973.
Description: Harpur Trust, Bedford, 1973, first edition.. 191 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0950291706 Map endpapers. B&w plates. "On 27 February 1574 died Sir William Harpur - a Bedford boy who went to London, became Lord Mayor, and endowed his old school. On 4 August 1873 Qu een Victoria approved a revision of the scheme under which the Harpur Trust operates. This book traces in lively detail the educational battles of the past up to those of today. It shows how the Trust till 1897 supplied practically all Be d f o r d ' s e ducation. It describes how government intervention obliged the Trust to concentrate on four main schools, which have since become know all over the world. The subject matter goes beyond Bedford and Bedfordshire. The book oulines th e ba si s fo r t he Trust's work, the development of farmland in the village of Holborn to becoming part of the heart of London. This endowment has made the Trust one of the most important educational foundations in the country. Comparisons wi th ot her sc ho ols i nd ica te the rich complexity of England's educational system. The influx of service and professional families brought to Bedford boys and girls who later served country and Commonwealth, and an appendix gives some indicatio n o f t heir ran ge of s erv ice ." Additional appendices: Officers of the Trust; Headmasters and Headmistresses; Memorials to Harpur; The exchange of 1654. Light edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of front board, light wrinkling at bottom of spi ne, tiny speck on bott om o f te xtb lock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling and rubbing, tiny closed puncture on both flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Bedfordshire, Charities, Charitable Foundations, Sir William Harpur, Schools, Welfare, Endowments, Trusts, Education, Bedford, Farming, Holborn, Memorials.

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 21052

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