Letter from John Holmes to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter which begins with Holmes informing Rigby that their elections passed without contest and all is quiet. Holmes is pleased to hear that at Westminster political parties are giving up their partisanship to support a social view.

He says they are moving along [in Leeds] in the good cause and he hopes that the mill folk will take advantage of the right to trade with the public. He fears they may want to extract another bonus.

Holmes describes how they have had a meeting of the Northern Union of Co-operative Stores with the aim of to purchase the goods they dont obtain from the agency to equal advantage. However, he fears they wont be able to do much due to want of capital.

Holmes also mentions he will write to Thornton Hunt about the letters and his co-op history and he states he wishes Conningham will succeed.