James Stuart to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Trinity College, Cambridge. After a great deal of thought he has come to the conclusion that 'my connection with Education is of more value to my work for our cause...than the time devoted to Education is a loss to that work'. He considers that his educational position gives a much greater weight to him in fighting for their cause than he would otherwise have.

Administrative / Biographical History

'well known that I am deeply interested practically in the Education of the people' - James Stuart was early on in his career interested in bringing education to the underprivileged which included at that period both the working classes and women. Thus in 1866 he accepted an invitation from the North of England Council for the Higher Education of Women to lecture to women in four large towns. Following on from this he was invited by an engineer in Crewe to come and lecture to working men. Out of this grew the Workers Educational Association. (For further details see Biography: James Stuart. Also James Stuart Autobiography)

'The Beehive' - See note letter of 27 Dec 1872 JB to HJ Wilson

Biog: James Stuart