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52.: ricardo to bentham and mill1 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815.
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ricardo to bentham and mill1
Mr. D. Ricardo is very much obliged, both to Mr. Bentham and Mr. Mill, for the perusal of the MS. on the subject of the proposed school.2 He will be happy to give his assistance, as far as a subscription in money will promote the object desired.3
Upper Brook Street 15 July 1814
[1 ]Docketed by Bentham: ‘1814 July 15 Chrestomathia D. Ricardo to J. B. and Mill Promises subscription to Chrestomathia’.
[2 ]Chrestomathia, a collection of papers first published in 1816, reprinted in Bentham’s Works, ed. Bowring, vol. viii; it contains the plan of the ‘Chrestomathic School’ which was to apply Lancaster’s system of education ‘to the higher branches of learning, for the use of the middling and higher ranks in life.’
[3 ]In May 1816, when a committee was formed to organize the Chrestomathic Day School, Ricardo became one of its members, with Mill, Place, Owen and others, and attended their meetings regularly. He subscribed £300 and collected £900 from the following among his friends on the Stock Exchange each of whom subscribed £50: F. N. Duboulay, George Basevi, John Spicer, Jacob Ricardo, Francis Ricardo, Ralph Ricardo, James Steers, John Hodges, Willm Hodges, L. A. de la Chaumette, V. A. Mieville, Robert Podmore, Robert Podmore Junr., Charles Podmore, William Hammond Junr., Thomas Brown, David Walters, Richd Smaler. When the project was abandoned in 1821, the money was returned to the subscribers. (See the Minute Book and other MSS in British Museum Newspaper Library, Place Collection of Newspaper Cuttings, vol. 60, ‘Chrestomathic School’, Nos. 9, 10, 13.)