April 24. 1841.
29 Somerset Street
On referring to Parkes’ Essays <1> I find that the employment of Gentlemen & the sons of the Nobility in the manufacture of Glass, was confined to France, but as the account is interesting from its bearing on the argument of highly educated [sic] employing themselves in the Arts of Manufacture, I have the pleasure to send you the work itself; you will find the account commencing at Page 351. –
I remain Sir Yours &c
1. The most recent edition was posthumous: Samuel Parkes, Chemical essays, principally relating to the arts and manufactures of the British Dominions, 4th ed. (London: H.G. Bohn, 1841). Parkes's works, originally written for the instruction of his daughter, had been available since 1806; see Doc. No: 00570.