Letter from W. H. Ashurst to the Directors of the National Community Friendly Society, Birmingham

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter that originally accompanied a lease for property at "East Titherly" [Tytherley], Hampshire. The letter outlines the legal implications of the proposed lease, explains that the lease has been drawn up to consider the possible ramifications of failure of the planned community and gives details of how this would come to bear on the remaining rate payers where this the case.

Further detailed discussion about scenarios possible if the Directors of the National Community Friendly Society accept this lease as drawn up in regard to the Landlord, Sir Isacc Lyon Goldsmid, being unwilling to let the Society “buy down the rent”, and advice from Ashurst in a legal capacity. Ashurst closes by stating that he will visit the Directors in Birmingham if they require and notes that “thanks to railroads and steam we are nearly at shake hands distance”.


Stamped number: 1126

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