Miss Wolstenholme to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from 37 Great George St, London. Apologises for having made use of the services of Mr Bligh (Agent) at York because she had not realised that his work for Mr Wilson had already begun. Henceforth no papers shall be sent to him on matters affecting the Vigilance Association. What upset her is the hostility to the work of the VA, which is a pain and surprise to find among north country friends. She had hoped for cooperation between the two societies but no longer had the shadow of a hope. She fears this is the end of the VA [see letter of 28 May 1873, JB to Mr Wilson]

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am very sorry that our use of his [Bligh's] services at York should have discomposed you' - See letter of JB to HJ Wilson 28 May 1873 in which she says 'I don't want him [Bligh] to be absorbed by Miss Wolstenholme for the Vigilance work as she has attempted and will again ...'

Biog: Miss Wolstenholme (Mrs Elmy); Mr Bligh