- George . 1776–1841, British educationalist, who helped to establish vocational training for working men: founder and first president of the London Mechanics Institute (1824), which later became Birkbeck College
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The last paragraph of Mr. Birkbeck's letter cannot but excite admiration.
The account given by Mr. Birkbeck is somewhat different from this.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers
Birkbeck's Letters, printed for Ridgway, 1819, second edition.
Birkbeck does not mention the Cumberland Road, though it is drawn on the map accompanying his book.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 5)
Archer Butler Hulbert
One night I was privileged to meet her and bring her home from an entertainment at the Birkbeck Institute.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells