Thomas Hughes to Mrs Hughes, The Exors of John Hargreaves, Burnley Habergham & Marsden Collieries [headed paper], 27-28 Sep 1877

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This file contains two letters. The first, 27 Sep, is written from the office where Hughes is checking the accounts for "dear old Theirsly that he is not being done in the working of the colliers". Hughes refers to a meeting, 26 Sep, in the Free Trade Hall that "went of famously". He has received copies of all the Manchester papers and is pleased, although they missed some points of his speech. Hughes refers to a cordial speech by the Bishop. He then discusses some friends, the Thursby's. Hughes comments that he shall go to Forsters on Saturday and they will probably attend a meeting in Bradford together. The second, 28 Sep, refers to having to go to the offices of the Hargreave executors in the Isle of Wight and Brighton next week with Haudsley. He refers to having lunched with Lady Shuttleworth and Sophie [Thursby]. Hughes mentions it is the longest parting they have had since America.