Correspondence of Lawrence Pitkethly

Administrative / Biographical History

Lawrence Pitkethly, d 1858, was a shopkeeper from Huddersfield. He was Chartist sympathiser and a man who devoted a large part of his time supporting the fight for a shorter working day for factory workers. He also visited America in 1842 and on his return founded the British Emigrants' Mutual Aid Society to acquire land for a colony in the West of America.

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