Mr James Walton to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from St Agnes Gate, Ripon. Explains Whitby politics to Mr Wilson. Liberals not fully satisfied with Mr Gladstone (son of WEG). The Tories hope someone will run in opposition to him and then their man would get in. Reports about support of the Cause: at Malton they were much pleased with Mr Edmondson. Asks for the pamphlet which mentions that women are appointed to accompany the soldiers in India to be sent to Mr Sewell.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The Liberals are not fully satisfied with Mr Gladstone'

(See note in letter from Ferrers to HJ Wilson 27 Jan 1873). This whole letter may be compared with that of 27 Jan as the same people are commented on

'I think it is in Dean Close's pamphlet' - [about the women provided for soldiers in cantonments in India]

The only 2 pamphlets written by Dean Close in 1872 were 'An examination of the witnesses and their evidence given before the Royal Commission on the CD Acts' 1872 and 'Recent legislation on Contagious Diseases considered' 1870, and 2nd ed 1872

'One of the Peases of Darlington' - See note on Arthur Pease 27 Jan 1873 [Ferrers] to [HJ Wilson]

Biog: William Henry Gladstone; Arthur Pease; Mr Edmondson; Mr James Walton; Mr Thompson (Chairman of the North Eastern Railway); Mr Palmer of Jarrow; Capt Tiverton; Mr Sewell