A few free libraries are supported by donations and subscriptions or charities.
All these schools are supported by voluntary subscriptions and, donations, and instruct both boys and girls.
By written subscriptions to that effect, and in the case of the rest by internal evidence.
Bishop Williams, a kinsman of Cromwell's, relates at this time that he was "a common spokesman for sectaries, and maintained their part with great stubbornness"; and his earliest extant letter (in 1635) is an appeal for subscriptions for a puritan lecturer.
Adding to this 1,240,000 of communal and provincial subsidies, the product of the labor of inmates, temporary subscriptions, &c., the net revenue available for charity was, during i88o, 3,860,000.