William Tebb

William Tebb (22 October 1830, Manchester – 23 January 1917, Burstow) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer.wikipedia
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Vaccine controversies

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He was an anti-vaccinationist and author of anti-vaccination books.
After an 1879 visit to New York by prominent British anti-vaccinationist William Tebb, The Anti-Vaccination Society of America was founded.

Raphael Weldon

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Tebb's daughter Florence married Raphael Weldon.
On 13 March 1883 Weldon married Florence Tebb, daughter of the social reformer William Tebb

National Anti-Vaccination League

London Society for the Abolition of Compulsory Vaccination
In 1880, he co-founded the London Society for the Abolition of Compulsory Vaccination (LSACV) and established its official publication, the Vaccination Inquirer.
The "Vaccination Inquirer", established by William Tebb in 1879, was adopted as the organ of the Society.

Premature burial

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He was concerned about premature burial.
The London Association for the Prevention of Premature Burial was co-founded in 1896 by William Tebb and Walter Hadwen.

National Liberal Club

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Politically a radical Liberal, he was a member of the Devonshire Club, National Liberal Club, New Reform Club, and the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights.
William Tebb, social reformer.

Manchester

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William Tebb (22 October 1830, Manchester – 23 January 1917, Burstow) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer.

Burstow

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William Tebb (22 October 1830, Manchester – 23 January 1917, Burstow) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer.

Reform movement

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William Tebb (22 October 1830, Manchester – 23 January 1917, Burstow) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer.

Vaccination

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He was an anti-vaccinationist and author of anti-vaccination books.

Radicalism (historical)

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Privately educated, Tebb started work at fifteen for a Manchester business, attending evening classes where he encountered the ideas of the British radicals John Bright, Richard Cobden and Robert Owen, and the American Christian social reformer Adin Ballou.

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Privately educated, Tebb started work at fifteen for a Manchester business, attending evening classes where he encountered the ideas of the British radicals John Bright, Richard Cobden and Robert Owen, and the American Christian social reformer Adin Ballou.

Richard Cobden

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Privately educated, Tebb started work at fifteen for a Manchester business, attending evening classes where he encountered the ideas of the British radicals John Bright, Richard Cobden and Robert Owen, and the American Christian social reformer Adin Ballou.

Robert Owen

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Privately educated, Tebb started work at fifteen for a Manchester business, attending evening classes where he encountered the ideas of the British radicals John Bright, Richard Cobden and Robert Owen, and the American Christian social reformer Adin Ballou.

Adin Ballou

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Privately educated, Tebb started work at fifteen for a Manchester business, attending evening classes where he encountered the ideas of the British radicals John Bright, Richard Cobden and Robert Owen, and the American Christian social reformer Adin Ballou.

Salford

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His ideas were also influenced by a Salford Swedenborgian sect promoting physical purity, food reform, and teetotalism.

The New Church (Swedenborgian)

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His ideas were also influenced by a Salford Swedenborgian sect promoting physical purity, food reform, and teetotalism.

Teetotalism

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His ideas were also influenced by a Salford Swedenborgian sect promoting physical purity, food reform, and teetotalism.

Vegetarian Society

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In 1852, Tebb went to the United States as a representative of the Vegetarian Society.

Hopedale Community

He was introduced to Ballou and made frequent visits to the latter's experimental Hopedale Community, where he met and married Mary Elizabeth Scott in 1856.

Abolitionism in the United States

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In the 1850s he became active in the American abolitionist movement, but he and his family returned to England in the 1860s to escape a malaria outbreak, settling in London.

Malaria

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In the 1850s he became active in the American abolitionist movement, but he and his family returned to England in the 1860s to escape a malaria outbreak, settling in London.

Bleach

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Tebb became a director of a company making bleaching chemicals for paper, earning a large fortune that he used to fund a variety of social causes.

Royal National College for the Blind

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He co-founded the Royal Normal College for the Blind, was active in anti-vivisection, contributed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (becoming a vice-president of the National Canine Defence League) as well as joining the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Humanitarian League.

Vivisection

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He co-founded the Royal Normal College for the Blind, was active in anti-vivisection, contributed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (becoming a vice-president of the National Canine Defence League) as well as joining the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Humanitarian League.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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He co-founded the Royal Normal College for the Blind, was active in anti-vivisection, contributed to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (becoming a vice-president of the National Canine Defence League) as well as joining the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Humanitarian League.