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Josiah Eaton, a long distance walker. Coloured stipple engraving by S. Freeman after T.C. Smith.

Smith, Thomas Coreggio.

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Eaton, aged 49 years, a native of Northamptonshire, performed the following pedestrian feats, 1st. Decr. 26. 1815, compleated on Blackheath, 1100 miles, on the Barclay plan, viz. a mile every hour. 2d. July 20th. 1816, at the same place he walked 1100 miles, commencing each mile within 20 minutes after each hour. 3d. Decr. 5th. 1816, on Brixton causeway he accomplished 1998 half miles in 1998 succeeding half hours. 4th. June 18th. 1817, this was a task of competitorship between Baker & himself, on Wormwood Scrubs & which was accomplished in one hour less than the given time, making 2000 miles in 42 days. 5th. Sepr. 6th. 1817, a grand match against time walking from Colchester to London, one day & returning to Colchester the next & so on for 20 succeeding days. T.C. Smith del. ; Freeman sculpt.

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[London] (Aske Terrace, Hoxton) : T.C. Smith.

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1 print : coloured by hand

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Wellcome Library no. 272i

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  • English


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