StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number PENROSE/2/4
TitleMoral Sciences Essays
Date19th Century
Description<p>Three articles in an unidentified hand:</p><br></br>
"Is the present action of Trade Unions normal?", with an annotation in pencil: 'Read again May 11 1870'.</p><br></br>
"Is the plea of insanity admissable in capital cases?".</p><br></br>
The third article is untitled but focuses on the accuracy and truth of witnesses and historical evidence.</p>
<p>These papers were originally thought to have been read at the Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge. However, the first essay predates the foundation of the Moral Sciences Club in 1874. The papers are more likely to have been read at a philosophical society known as the "Grote Club", an informal group centred around John Grote (1813-1866). Known as the "Grote Society" after Grote's death, it is believed to be the precursor to the Moral Sciences Club.</p>
Extent3 items
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
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