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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge


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This non-profit-making organization, founded in 1826, was dedicated to the cheap dissemination of entertaining and informative reading material. On its committee were such notable figures as Lord Brougham, Lord John ...

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).


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