Charles Bartholomew (1830-1889):
a portrait of him in his thirties by J B Power of Bristol

Charles Bartholomew
< A Lecture on Turkish baths delivered before members of the Balloon Society…26 March 1886 / Charles Bartholomew (Marshall Brothers, 1886)

Bartholomew was a practised speaker having learned the art when addressing political meetings in the 1850s as an active secretary of the David Urquhart's Bristol Foreign Affairs Committee. While this seems to have been an occasion when he was invited to speak, he would often arrange his own public meetings to canvas support when he was considering opening a Turkish bath in a new town.

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Bartholomew's Turkish Baths: George Street: Bath

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