Mrs EM King to 'dear friend'

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/03/24
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5068
  • Dates of Creation
      28 Dec [1870]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from 48 Maryon Road, Charlton. Says 'I can fancy your energetic canvassing over Bristol, but I hope Men's and Women's petitions are being got up for the towns as well as the women's general petition'. Describes her own work at Charlton, finds that it is gradually opening to her; she finds that she can now trust her instincts to do the right thing; very different work there to that in Plymouth. She describes 'a tall, unhappy, hungry looking woman, ex-matron of a Home' sent to her by Mrs Pennington as a possible Agent for her. Ends by saying: 'You and Miss Estlin make Clifton very dear to me.'

Administrative / Biographical History

28 Dec [1870] (no year given but around about the same period as the other letter of Dec 1870)

'Charlton' - A small place then 2 miles beyond Greenwich

'I hope men's and women's petitions are being got up as well as the women's general petition' - This referred to the 'Monster Petition', signed by women only and finally presented at the House of Commons on 4 Apr 1871 by JB and friends

This dates the letter as the writer refers to the activities before the presentation

Biog: Miss Estlin; Mrs Pennington; Mrs EM King