Frederick Clark to Henry Wilson

Scope and Content

Letter with press cutting. Written from 5 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle on Tyne.

Regards Mr Bell as most unsatisfactory upon their question. The Conservative candidate is likely to 'promise for repeal'. The greatest danger is a compromise.

Administrative / Biographical History

Election at Hartlepool on 29 Jul 1875. The candidates were: Isaac Lowthian Bell (Liberal); Major Duncan (Conservative). Bell was returned for the Hartlepools and sat for that constituency till the dissolution of 1880

'We are making fair progress towards establishing a Working Man's organisation here'

For further details on this subject see letter of 11 May 1875 from F Clark to HJ Wilson in which he specially mentions Edmund Jones being present

Biog: Isaac Lowthian Bell; Thomas Burt; Edward Backhouse; Childers; Major Duncan