Eaton. Aged 49 Years,a native Northamptonshire, Performed the following Pedestrian Feats.1st Decr.26.1815, compleated on Blackheath,1100 miles, pn the Barclay plan, viz, a mile every hour. 2nd. July 20th.1816, at the same place he walked 1100 miles, comencing each mile within 20 mintues after each hour. 3rd. Decr. 5th.1816, on Brixton Causeway he accomplished 1998 half miles in 1998 succeeding half hours. 4th. June 18th.1817, this was a task of competitorship btween Baker & himself on Wormwood Scrubs & which was accomplished in one hour less than the given time, making 2000 miles in 42 days. 5th. Sept. 6th.1817, a grand match against time walking from Colchester to London, one day & returning to Colchester the next & so on fro 20 succeeding days, being 1020 miles.
Published by T.C.Smith, Miniature Painter, Aske Terrace, Hoxton, & sold by all Print & Book Sellers. [n.d., c.1820.]
Coloured stipple engraving with etching. 335 x 250mm.
Pedestrian fl.1810 - 20.
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