Thomas Hughes to Mrs Hughes, London and Manchester, 19-28 Dec1866

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This file contains three letters. The first, 19 Dec, has been noted on by Hughes's son in red ink "To Mama at Brighton". He writes that he has seen Sir Fra[nci]s Doyle, who has told him Miss Wynne seems to have breast cancer. The second, Old Square, 26 Dec, has also been noted on by Hughes's son in red ink "To Mama at Brighton". Hughes writes that he is soon leaving for Birmingham and how he regrets not being at home but having to go to meetings all over the country. The meeting at Birmingham [on the 27 Dec] is to be public [underlined by Hughes]. The third, Albert Square, Manchester, 28 Dec, describes Hughes's train journey from Birmingham to Manchester and how it broke down. Hughes is staying with Mr Callenden, who he describes as the biggest manufacturer in Manchester, who held a reception of 150 for him who he describes as interested in the New Jerusalem and on the road to conversion, Hughes writes that this makes him convinced the "movement" shall be a success and his life not in vain. Hughes refers to the Birmingham meeting having been a great success and ended with the Mayor subscribing to "the fund".