TITLE

George Meek, the ragged trousered Robert Tressell of Eastbourne

AUTHOR(S)
Griggs, Clive
PUB. DATE
March 1993
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring93, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the similarities and links between British socialists Robert Tressell, with real name Robert Noonan, author of "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" and George Meek, author of "George Meek Bath Chair-Man." Meek was born in Eastbourne on June 1, 1868 and Noonan was either born in the same year or two years later. They both married in the early 1890s and both had one daughter who survived them, namely Kathleen Noonan and Milly Meek. Noonan and Meek both had one book published and each experienced the difficulty of being an active socialist.
ACCESSION #
5810783

 

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