Mr HJ Wilson to Mr Saul Solomon

Scope and Content

Written from Sheffield. To ask him if he will become a member of the General Council of the 'British Continental and General Federation'; he encloses a circular to explain it. He writes at the request of Mrs Butler who is very unwell at present.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The 2nd Reading of our Repeal Bill is on Wednesday. We don't expect to carry it.'

HJ Wilson was correct in his forecast

'23 Jun. Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for Repeal of CDA thrown out.' (Rough Record 304)

'The British Continental and General Federation was founded in the course of 1875. Stansfeld was elected President, HJ Wilson, Treasurer and JB Secty. From 1875-1879 JB spent more time than before in writing pamphlets, articles for the Press and appeals for funds to support this new International body. She also wrote two books of importance: The Hour before the dawn, 1876 and Life of Catherine of Siena, 1878.

Mr S Solomon was a well-known public man at the Cape and an ardent worker for excluding the Acts from South Africa. In a letter of 19 Apr 1875 JB to HJ Wilson she speaks of Mr Solomon as the man who at the Cape mainly got the Acts there repealed.

Biog: Saul Solomon