Mr Whitehead (an agent working for the Society) to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

He expresses regret and surprise at Mr Wilson's letter implying a neglect of duty on his part. He gives an account of his work in the Dales of Yorkshire, visiting the various ministers of religious bodies and distributing Bills. Devotes rest of the letter to summing up chances of the two candidates in the coming Richmond election (Nov 7).

Administrative / Biographical History

Hall's Temperance Hotel, Richmond (Yorkshire), 29 Oct 1872

'It was too late for Cook's [sic] meeting' - This was one of the 2 candidates for Richmond (Yorkshire) Mr CE Brunskill Cooke who supported Repeal. See note Richmond Election JB to HJ Wilson 16 Oct [1872]

'There is a good Templar Lodge Meeting tonight and I intend to go and if allowed urge the question upon them' - A strongly teetotal society 'linked with prohibition'. See also letter of 11 Jun 1873 HJ Wilson to Mr Edmondson

Biog: Mr CE Brunskill Cooke; Mr Dundas; Capt Pim