Appeal signed by 12 women 'Friends'

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/07/38
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3477
  • Dates of Creation
      c. Mar 1873
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Asking other 'Friends' to engage in Repeal work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Date: 1873 was a notable year in the Friends Society for their support of the campaign against the CD Acts

26 May 1873 Repeal Committee formed by women members of Society of Friends (RR 246). 10 Nov 1873 Friends Repeal Association formed; £10,000 to be raised (RR 259). This Appeal was obviously part of the Friends' campaign; in it there is a reference to 'the Bill was before the House of Commons for the immediate Repeal of ... the CD Acts'. This would refer to Fowler's Repeal Bill. The second reading was 21 May 1873, but it was thrown out; 128 for 251 against (RR 242). Probable date in 1873 would be Feb or Mar. (For history of Fowler's attempts to introduce the Bill to the House, see note letter of [Apr ? 6 1872] JB to HJ Wilson

Biog: Katharine Backhouse; Christine R Alsop; Marie Smith; Mary Waterhouse; Eliza Wigham; Rachel Fowler; Caroline Bottomley; Sarah G Harvey; Maria Richardson; Catharine R Charleton; Sarah Southall; Hannah P Kenway