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RUGBY, MORGAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE. U.S.A. SETTLEMENT FOUNDED OCTOBER 8th, 1880, BY THE BOARD OF AID TO LAND OWNERSHIP (LIMITED), OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
London. 1880. - 23pp. Original printed wrappers, spine perishing. Worming to rear wrapper, light worming to interior, slightly affecting text. Loose printed advertisement laid in. Light tanning. Good. A prospectus for the utopian community of Rugby, Tennessee, by one of its founders, Thomas Hughes, English author of TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS. Hughes purchased the land with some friends, and participated in the growth of the colony which became the largest town on that part of the Cumberland Plateau during the 1880s. By 1887, however, the Victorian English colony had mostly failed. This pamphlet promotes the goals of the community and the promised amenities of the town to the English public. With a slip advertising travel to the town's location in Tennessee laid in.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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