Madame Venturi (Editor of 'Shield') to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from 14 Milbourne Grove, West Brompton. She says that she never took any part in English politics till roused by the CD Acts infamy. Congratulates him on the work done in the North by himself and his workers 'the northern men' [see letter from JB to Mr Wilson 25 Aug 1872]

Administrative / Biographical History

'I don't know that you can do any more just now with Mundella'

See letters of 24 May 1871, 16 May 1872, 8 Jun 1872 dealing with attempts of Mundella to introduce a Bill for Repeal

'Mr Peter Taylor's speech at Leicester'

This was an address to his constituents in Leicester in which he touched on the CD Acts and said that after much thought he had reached the conclusion that legislation cannot touch the evil in question

(See 'Shield' 7 Dec 1872 pp 1171-1172)

Biog: Mundella MP; Mazzini; Mr Peter Taylor MP