Dr Hooppell to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Clophill Rectory, Ampthill. Accepts kind offer of bed for the meeting. Refers again to Childers' 'absurd statements about prevalence of VD in the forces. [See letter of Miss Wolstenholme on the subject 16 Aug 1872]. 'No doubt, poor fellow, he believed it all'. The Liberal leaders must be convinced of the failure of the CD Acts.

Administrative / Biographical History

'and probably [he, Childers] has not paid the least attention to the subject [Incidence of VD in the Forces] since he has been laid aside'

Childers resigned from his office of 1st Lord of the Admiralty Mar 1871, on grounds of health and rejoined the Cabinet in Aug 1872 as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, hence necessity of an election

(See also note on Childers letter of 8 Aug 1870)

Biog: Dr Hooppell, HCE Childers