• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1171/1/2
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 B/9/2 (1/2/1); B/9/3 (1/2/2-6); B/8/4 (1/2/7).
  • Dates of Creation
      29 Aug-14 Dec 1899
  • Physical Description
      7 pieces.

Scope and Content

Letters sent to Sixsmith during 1899. Topics covered include: Carpenter's 55th birthday on 29 August; a planned visit by Sixsmith to Millthorpe in November, when Carpenter hopes to discuss a literary project; the comrades at Bolton [ie. the Whitman Fellowship]; Will Young; Basil from Liverpool; Carpenter's visits to the Labor (sic) Press in Manchester; [Dr John] Johnston [of the Bolton group]; an African book; works by H[enry Havelock] Ellis; newspaper extracts sent to Carpenter by Sixsmith, including an item on Dervishes which Carpenter plans to include in a book; and the Symposium of F [probably Marsilio Ficino's Latin translation of Plato's work] which Carpenter plans to read.

1/2/4 includes a pencil note by Sixsmith stating that Carpenter enclosed with this card his leaflet, 'Mary Ansell and Capital Punishment' (not included here).

Letters are addressed to Sixsmith at Bentinck Mill, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancs, and dated at Millthorpe.

1/2/2-4 and 6 include envelopes.