Scope and Content

Letters and postcards sent to the Sixsmiths during 1911. Topics covered include: a stay in London; an apparent miscarriage or stillbirth suffered by Lucy Sixsmith in March; George Hukin; Henry Salt; Carpenter's expectation of separate visits from [Leeds socialist, Alfred] Mattison, Baylis, [Walter] Seward [socialist, journalist and close friend of Carpenter] and [Joseph] Kirkpatrick [a friend from New Zealand]; a lecture on 'Beauty in Town Life' to be given by Carpenter in Sheffield during April; a projected visit by Carpenter to Torquay to see his brother; Kate S[alt]; Dhoondi at Nagpore [India]; and Frank Rushforth, a friend of Carpenter, who has recently gone to India.

1/12/8 is a note originally sent to accompany some items sent by Carpenter to Sixsmith; the enclosures have subsequently become separated or lost and are missing from this collection. Carpenter stresses that Sixsmith should not show them to anyone as yet.

1/12/3 is addressed to Sixsmith and Lucy and 1/12/6 includes a separate letter addressed to "My Dear Boy and Girl" from "Old Geordie" [George Merrill].

Letters are addressed to Sixsmith at Brownlow, Anderton, Lancs, and dated at Millthorpe, except 1/12/1-2, sent from 2 Glenloch Road, Belsize park, London.

1/12/2-4 and 6 include envelopes.