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Sir Titus Salt, Baronet, His Life and Its Lessons, by Robert Balgarnie (1826 - 1899)
Sir Titus Salt, 1st Baronet (1803 -1876), was a British manufacturer, politician and philanthropist, best known for having built Salt's Mill, a large, innovative textile mill, together with the attached village of Saltaire, where he provided cleaner air, better housing, schooling, banking, churches, recreation, shorter hours and higher wages for over 4000 employees. Salt's hard work and innovation with alpaca thread lead to fame and fortune. He was awarded a baronetsy by the British Crown in 1869. Salt left no memoirs, but it is estimated that over 100,000 people attended his funeral. His personal friend, Rev. Balgarnie, pieced together this fascinating biography from interviews, records, news articles and speeches by and about “the Great Paternalist”. One testimonial stated "Titus was perhaps the greatest captain of industry in England not only because he gathered thousands under him but also because, according to the light that was in him, he tried to care for all those thousands." His philanthropy disbursed over £500,000 by the time of his death (about £65 million in 2021, or $91.5 million).

The mostly factual story, THE GREAT YORKSHIRE LLAMA, by Charles Dickens, referred to in Chapter 6 and elaborating on how Sir Titus Salt discovered a huge stash of alpaca wool in a warehouse in Liverpool, and developed it into a highly popular fabric, will be posted in the Short Story Collection #?. (Summary by Michele Fry)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » April 18th, 2021, 2:03 pm

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Post by msfry » April 18th, 2021, 5:34 pm

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Post by KevinS » April 19th, 2021, 7:16 am

Chapter 20, please.

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Post by msfry » April 19th, 2021, 7:25 am

20 is yours, Kevin. Hope it's interesting for you.
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Post by msfry » April 20th, 2021, 12:09 pm

Thanks, Kevin. I'll be out of town overnight, so it may be a few days before I get to PL this. I do hope to upload my section 1 before I go, so maybe you could PL it for me if you have the time. It's short.
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Post by KevinS » April 20th, 2021, 12:14 pm

msfry wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 12:09 pm
Thanks, Kevin. I'll be out of town overnight, so it may be a few days before I get to PL this. I do hope to upload my section 1 before I go, so maybe you could PL it for me if you have the time. It's short.
Will do!

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Post by msfry » April 22nd, 2021, 8:01 am

PL Notes Chapter 20

Wow, that was a moving chapter and a fitting end for this book! Particularly so for me as I attended a big Catholic funeral yesterday. You read it well and with feeling. Thank you. Alas, I found a few errors that make sense to me to correct, but you know how picky I am. :oops:

1:47 Sir Titus Salt was dead, you say Thomas
9:45 as for the rows of almshouses, you say row (singular)
11:10 Within the edifice, you say evidence
20:33 creator of a new era, you say error.
22:11 freedom, breadth, you say breath
25:07 anything he planned or purposed, you say proposed. (Not sure this matters)
25:09 He rests amid the, I hear ressamid, a word I couldn't have ciphered without reading the text.
25:32 shines in the works of his hands. you say work (sounds more like manual labor than his ideas)
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Post by KevinS » April 22nd, 2021, 10:31 am

Did I forget to post my PL notes for Ch. 1?

There is a segment from 4:42 - 4:48 that needs attention.

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Post by KevinS » April 22nd, 2021, 10:36 am

msfry wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 8:01 am
PL Notes Chapter 20

Wow, that was a moving chapter and a fitting end for this book! Particularly so for me as I attended a big Catholic funeral yesterday. You read it well and with feeling. Thank you. Alas, I found a few errors that make sense to me to correct, but you know how picky I am. :oops:

1:47 Sir Titus Salt was dead, you say Thomas
9:45 as for the rows of almshouses, you say row (singular)
11:10 Within the edifice, you say evidence
20:33 creator of a new era, you say error.
22:11 freedom, breadth, you say breath
25:07 anything he planned or purposed, you say proposed. (Not sure this matters)
25:09 He rests amid the, I hear ressamid, a word I couldn't have ciphered without reading the text.
25:32 shines in the works of his hands. you say work (sounds more like manual labor than his ideas)
Got it. Will make corrections soon.

By the way, for me 'breadth' and 'breath' are homophones.

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Post by msfry » April 22nd, 2021, 11:36 am

KevinS wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 10:36 am
By the way, for me 'breadth' and 'breath' are homophones.
With D and TH, the tongue is almost in the same place, either behind or atop the top teeth, then when you put the two together, there is a slide so they sound mighty close. But they are not really homophones in the strictest sense. It's up to you.
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Post by KevinS » April 22nd, 2021, 12:28 pm

msfry wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 11:36 am
KevinS wrote:
April 22nd, 2021, 10:36 am
By the way, for me 'breadth' and 'breath' are homophones.
With D and TH, the tongue is almost in the same place, either behind or atop the top teeth, then when you put the two together, there is a slide so they sound mighty close. But they are not really homophones in the strictest sense. It's up to you.
Haha! I'll do my best ... or I'll give up!

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Post by williamjones » April 23rd, 2021, 8:03 am

May I please have section 12?
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