Mr Edmondson to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Halifax. Glad to hear that he is going to London and they can travel together. Thinks it unwise to press Bright to use his influence with Gladstone to introduce a Bill. It is impossible that a Repeal Bill will pass this session and anything else will be a disaster. The Nation is not yet ripe for Repeal.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Thinks it unwise to press Bright to use his influence with Gladstone to introduce a Bill. For opinion about this influence see letter of RF Martineau to HJ Wilson 28 Dec 1872 and a passage from Diary of SG Hamilton 1880-1885 p 626

'I am extremely glad you will go to London' - This was the deputation from the NCL in response to a request from Mrs Malleson to try to pep up Mr Fowler in his task of introducing a Repeal Bill in the House (see letter of Mrs Malleson 28 Jan 1873)

Biog: Mr Ainge; John Bright; Fowler; Whitehead (Agent); Hardy (Agent)