Mr Frederick Clark to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Summerhill Grove [Newcastle on Tyne]. Endeavours to answer Mr Wilson's queries. They are certainly alive and still very interested in the Cause in the North East. Cites a very good meeting of working men held the night before, all the speakers working men except the Chairman R Spence Watson; and various others. He need not fear interfering; very glad of any assistance at any time.

Administrative / Biographical History

This is in answer to Mr Wilson's letter of 10 May which begins 'Is the North Eastern alive?' and gives a detailed account of all the recent meetings in that area

'For some time past Dr Hooppell has withdrawn from active service so far as attending meetings ...' In the account of Dr Hooppell's life as given in the DNB his only outside activities mentioned are his published writings relating to an excavated Roman camp at South Shields and other antiquarian subjects. From 1861-1875 he was headmaster of a nautical college at S Shields and in 1875 he was appointed rector of Byers Green Co Dublin. During all that time his main interest outside his work was the cause of Repeal

'We are just now holding meetings of Working Men'

For other letters on this subject see 9 Mar 1875 JB to HJ Wilson; 20 Mar 1875 JB introduction letter for E Jones, 22 Mar 1875 JB to HJW

Biog: Dr Hooppell; Mr Collingwood; Edmund Jones; Mr R Spence Watson; Hamond (?MP for Hartlepool)