Mrs Ursula Bright to Mrs Wilson

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Postcard. Written from Alderley Edge. Thanks for papers received. 'The article is mean but Mr Wilson's letter very good and also Mundella's speech'. Greatly interested in hearing of all they have done at P[ontefract].

Administrative / Biographical History

'The article is mean but Mr W's letter very good and also Mundella's speech'

For W's letter see HJ Wilson's letter to the 'Sheffield Independent' 16 Aug

W = HJ Wilson

P = Pontefract and the election there

Mr F = Mr Fothergill, Agent of the Society, who was helping at Pontefract during the election and then went on at Mrs Bright's request to see her at her home

'He [Fothergill] goes next to Droitwich, then to Oxford, then to Plymouth in time for the SS Congress' This was the Social Science Congress held in a different town each year and in 1872 at Plymouth from 9-14 Sep. The Committee refused to allow a discussion on the CD Acts on the grounds that this subject had been discussed at 3 previous Congresses. Arrangements were therefore made by the Central Committee of the National Association for an important public meeting to be held on 15 Sep in St James's Hall, Plymouth. Amongst the speakers were JB, Mr Baxter Langley, Mr J H Raper, Rev Dr Ace. (For further details see 'Shield' 21 Sep 1872 p 1083

Biog: Mrs Ursula Bright, AJ Mundella, Mr Fothergill