Scope and Content

Letters and postcards sent to Sixsmith between 1894 and 1897. Topics covered include: the death of Sixsmith's father in 1894; J.W. Wallace; A. Fels; some sandals being made by George Adams [Sheffield socialist who lived with his family in Carpenter's Millthorpe home during 1893-1898] for Sixsmith and for a Wayland Smith; Philip [Dalmas, American Whitmanite and musician] who is living with the Fels [possibly the family of J. Fels, rich American socialist and Whitmanite] and hopes to get steady musical work; a visit by Carpenter to the Labor (sic) Press [in Manchester]; [John] Burroughs' W[alt] W[hitman, probably Whitman: A Study (1896)] which Carpenter intends to send to [Henry S.] Salt for review; Carpenter's intention to have another Whitman paper in the April [1897] Progressive [Review]; and a visit to Liverpool in March 1897.

1/1/4 includes a receipt for sandals made by George Adams for Waylen (sic) Smith.

1/1/10 includes a news cutting containing a reference to Carpenter's article, 'Nature and Realism in Art', in The Progressive Review [of September 1897].

1/1/1 is addressed to Sixsmith c/o J.W. Wallace at Anderton, near Chorley, Lancs; 1/1/2-5 and 7 are addressed to Sixsmith at Adlington, near Chorley; and 1/1/8 is addressed to Bentinck House, Farnworth [Sixsmith's place of work]. The letters are dated at Millthorpe, apart from 1/1/3 which was posted in Leeds.

1/1/1, 4, 8 and 10 include envelopes.