Mr RF Martineau to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Holloway Head, Birmingham. He is convinced that the fewer centres there are the better and more economically will the work be done. There was an admirable article in the 'Shield' on this subject a few weeks ago. Can make a good report about Birmingham: have had good meetings and no difficulties about money. With amalgamation he could have a bigger central office with better clerical help (a shorthand writer for instance) which would give him more time for organising.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I still hope you may come to some different decision'

See letter of 28 Sep 1872, JB to HJ Wilson and Mr Edmondson. Wilson and Edmondson had by this time told Martineau that they could not work an affiliation scheme, and that the Midlands must evolve a scheme of their own. This they did at the end of the year

Biog: RF Martineau; Mr Nunn; Mr Ainge; Mr Taylor (Peter Alfred) MP