George Heath page 4
Most writers and artists relied on patronage and subscriptions in this period before wide-scale publishing. George heath's friends and patrons helped him to publicise his writing. His lowly birth and unusual level of self-education was particularly promoted as something to appeal to the educated classes who were concerned with the education of the working classes in the mid-Victorian era, as well as those who were interested in the poems for their own sake.
Portrait of George Heath
Circular Subscription Letter
Letter from Heath to one of his supporters in Leek