RF Martineau to Mrs Wilson

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Written from National Education League, 17 Ann St, Birmingham. Dealing with the Pontefract election. He has had a telegram from Mr Wilson from Pontefract and had done what he can. 'It would be a grand thing if by the opposition of the Anti CD Act people and the abstention from voting of the non conformists the most promising man of the Ministry received a lesson...Oh that the women had votes!'

Administrative / Biographical History

'The most promising man of the Ministry'

This was HCE Childers appointed 1st Lord of the Admiralty in Gladstone's 1st Cabinet formed Dec 1868 - Mar 1871 he resigned but rejoined the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Aug 1872 (hence his seeking re election)

Biog: Mr RF Martineau, HCE Childers