Sir William Curtis, Esq.r Alderman and M.P. for the City of London.European Magazine.
Published by J. Sewell Cornhill March 1st 1799.
Stipple. 180 x 110mm (7 x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate and laid on album paper.
Sir William Curtis (1752-1829), son of a Wapping sea biscuit manufacturer, became MP for the City of London in 1790, holding the seat for 28 years. He was also Lord Mayor of London 1795-6. He is credited with the first use of the 'three Rs' as 'reading, writing, and 'rithmetic', in a speech made at a Board of Education dinner.
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