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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/sirtitussaltbar01balggoog/Titus Salt was a British manufacturer, politician and philanthropist, renounde 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 tireless work and innovation with alpaca thread lead him to fame and fortune. He was awarded a baronetsy by the British Crown in 1869. It is estimated that over 100,000 people attended his funeral. Salt left no memoirs, but his personal friend, Rev. Balgarnie, pieced together this fascinating biography from interviews, records, news articles and speeches by or about him. 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." Salt disbursed over £500,000 in philanthropy by the time of his death (about £65 million in 2021, or $91.5 million).
THE GREAT YORKSHIRE LLAMA, by Charles Dickens, the story referred to in Chapter 6 which elaborates how Sir Titus discovered a huge stash of alpaca wool in Liverpool, and developed it into a highly popular fabric, can be found in LV's <a href=https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-082-by-various/> Short Non-Fiction Collection #82</a> (Summary by Michele Fry)
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
INTRO to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
Pronounciation Guide: For uniformity's sake, please pronounce Titus as Tie'-tus., and Balgarnie as Bal-gar'-nee
OUTRO (end of recording):"Chapter # of Sir Titus Salt, Baronet, His Life and Its Lessons. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read/recorded by your name."] "Sir Titus Salt, Baronet, His Life and Its Lessons, by Robert Balgarnie. Chapter #. PLEASE OMIT THE LIST OF SUBJECTS COVERED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of Chapter #." [Optional, if not stated in the intro: "Read/recorded by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Sir Titus Salt, Baronet, His Life and Its Lessons, by Robert Balgarnie."
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