"Elson proudly mentions Fred Archer the jockey,
Richard Proctor the astronomer, and the comedian J L Toole among the famous persons he looked after and shampooed."

  
1. Beck's shilling guide to Leamington. — Leamington : J Beck, 1863. — p.19



  
2. From a Royal Pump Rooms website, sadly no longer online



  
3. TNA: BT31 581 / 2409



  
4. Beck's shilling guide to Leamington. — Leamington : J Beck, 1863. — p.19




  
5. David Howells in a letter to the author



  
6. TNA: BT31 581 / 2409



  
7. Directory of Stratford, Leamington & Warwick. — Percy, Butcher & Co, 1868



  
8. The Last of the climbing boys: an autobiography / George Elson. — London : John Long, 1900. — pp.266-80



  
9. This was a legal cause célèbre in the 1860s and 1870s concerning the claim by Thomas Castro (aka Arthur Orton, and usually called ‘the Claimant’) to be the missing heir to the Tichborne baronetcy. He lost his case, and served a long prison sentence for perjury.
  
10.  From a Royal Pump Rooms website which is sadly no longer online


  
11. Taking the plunge: the architecture of bathing. — London : Save Britain's Heritage, 1985. — p.23


  
12. Turkish baths suite at Leamington In: Conference papers: 1933. — Association of Bath Superintendants, 1933. — p.50



  
13. Royal Leamington Spa: its treatment and waters. — 1928



  
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