Correspondence of George Stringer Bull

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George Stringer Bull (1799-1865) was a Church of England clergyman and social Reformer. He served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars; In 1818, he travelled to Sierra Leone as a missionary. Following his ordination in 1821, he moved to the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1826, he was appointed curate at Brierly, near Bradford - a post he retained until 1839. He championed a number of social reforms - addressing rallies and demonstrations. An ally of Richard Oastler and John Wood, he joined the Ten Hours Movement; he opposed the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.