The Hill Family to Barbara Leigh Bodichon

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Autograph letter, signed, 8pp. 8vo, Heath House.

Has read BLSB's manuscript to her father and he has just finished his letter about it. She will consult her brother Alfred on foreign law regarding marriage with a deceased wife's sister and he will read proof for Barbara Bodichon. Matthew Davenport Hill (1792-1872), MP, eldest son of Thomas Wright Hill and reformer of criminal law, recorder of Birmingham, advanced liberal. Brother of Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879), originator of penny post and adhesive postal stamp. Unitarian. Friend of family of Benjamin Smith. Commissioner for bankrupts in Bristol District 1851-1869.