Truth Tester 1846-1848
Published by Houlston and Stoneman London 1847/48
Took over from earlier journals which are lost. One book contianing two volumes is held by The Vegetarian Society.
Editor, William Horsell, at Northwood Villa, Ramsgate.
The issues are undated but the earliest letters are from Aug. 1846. Vol. 1 p.66 refers to the New Year of 1847, and is clearly 1846/47, it runs to p.146. Vol. II (in the same binder) is 1847/48, last letter May 1848, and includes the formation of The Vegetarian Society in Sep. 1847.
- The Truth Tester 1846/47 (word .doc file) - extracts include:
- Aloctt House, Ham Common
- Northwood Villa, Hydropathic Hospital, Ramsgate
- An Address to the Bible Christians in Manchester
- a letter and notice announcing the Physiological Conference
- Letters Proposing a Vegetarian Society - the first letter from 'A Vegetarian' in Hamshire, and the reply from Wm. Oldham of Alcott House (early 1847).
- The Truth Tester 1847/48 (word .doc file) - extracts include:
- report from the first Physiological Conference to discuss forming a Vegetarian Society, July 1847, Alcott Housee, Ham Common.
- the adjourned Physiological Conference to found the Society, September 30, 1847, Northwood Villa, Ramsgate.
- Officers, Objects and rules of the Society
- various brief items.
- The Physiological Conference, Alcott House, July 1847 - 2 reports
- Physiological/Vegetarian Conference, England, 1847 - notices and report from the adjourned conference.
- The Vegetarian Society - elected Officers and Rules
Published by William Horsell, London undated
Replaced the Truth Tester. Vol. I is 1848/49; Vol. II 1849/50. Issues mostly undated but earliest letter is June 1848; Vol. II begins Sep. 1849, last letter June 1850.
By 1850 the Vegetarian Messenger had been started in Manchester, this took over from the Vegetarian Advocate, but the two seem to been published at the same time for a while. The Messenger was then in continuous publication until 1958.