Fw: historical question about Great Tom, St. Paul's

David Bryant davidbryant at 6bhEmyMjSzZffWWXbnb2IAQOEGo5HVXISfWZDuIIpHLtg4AZ8-oJXjr5o-vE3w4hFU3P-TtWNaOPEPmUVRutBhNbrL4.yahoo.invalid
Wed Mar 1 17:09:11 GMT 2006

Can anyone help with this?


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Subject: historical question about Great Tom, St. Paul's

> Dear Webmaster,
> I am writing a book on the changing social perception of time in the 19th
> primarily in England. I am a literary historian, so my focus is on
> of timekeeping in the novels of the period.
> I am trying to find out some information about 19th c public access to the
> tower that housed Great Tom. I know that tourists were allowed into the
> tower, but I would like to know any further details, such as: when did the
> practice of allowing the public to visit the bell tower begin? was it a
> thing to do? dangerous? controversial? was access limited?
> Anything you can tell me on this topic would be greatly appreciated, or
> you know of some other sources you can point me to.
> Dickens reports making a visit to see the great bell at St Paul's in 1841.
I am
> trying to fill out some historical context for such a visit.
> Thanks very much for your time,
> Sue Zemka
> Associate Professor, English
> University of Colorado, Boulder


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