Farringdon Without History of the Most Interesting Places, Leading Events; and Some Account of the Eminent Men connected therewith, since the year 1600

Francis, Adolphus Decimus

1870

To the Members of the City of London Tradesmen's Club.
Gentlemen,
I dedicate this work to you. When I had the pleasure during three weekly meetings to direct your attention to the interesting and notable events connected with "Our Ward," and to the many eminent men who made it their abiding place, I little dreamed to arouse in you an enthusiastic desire to possess some permanent record of my efforts to please you. In obedience to your expressed wishes I place before you this pamphlet, and trust the handsome spontaneous subscription you raised to defray the cost of publication will, whilst being acknowledged by me, be more appreciably requited by your finding the book full of agreeable mementoes of Farringdon Without, and carefully selected reliable information. To the gentlemen at the Record Office, and to Mr. Overall, the City Librarian, who placed valuable information within my reach --to them and to you I offer heartfelt thanks.
Believe me,
Faithfully yours,
Adolphus Decimus Francis.
December 5th, 1869.