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John George Freeman

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John George Freeman was born in 1846 in Marylebone, London. A cloth merchant by trade, he and his brothers, Charles and Joseph, were keen proponents of the burgeoning mass-transit tourism of the late nineteenth century. The three brothers travelled widely across Britain in the 1870s, with John keeping beautifully illustrated diaries of their adventures throughout. John died shortly after their last holiday in 1883, at the age of thirty-six.

Books by John George Freeman

Three Men and a Bradshaw

Three Men and a Bradshaw is a collection of the irresistibly witty holiday journals of John George Freeman and his brothers, who were early passengers during the boom years of the Victorian railway tourism industry.

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