Image of John Passmore Edwards

John Passmore Edwards


The Blackwater Literary Institute

The honour of receiving Passmore Edward's first bequest fell to his home village of Blackwater, Cornwall. Following a plea from the Vicar of Mithian, president of a little club in the village, for a few books. His response was a gift of not only 500 books but the Institute building in which to house them.

Original drawing  of Blackwater Insitute from  " Passmore Edwards Institutions, Founding and Opening Ceremonies" by J J MacDonald, published in 1900 by The Strand Newspaper Company Ltd.


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