Mr Thomas Morgan to [Mr Wilson]

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/05/28
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3092
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Aug 1872
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Knottingley. Acknowledges receipt of letters and papers. He had never thought of him [R Wilson] but as an honest and honourable man who did not always work wisely. He felt they had not differentiated between the two candidates: Lord Pollington who would certainly not vote for the repeal of the Acts and Childers who was ready to talk reasonably. 'It was your indiscretion not your principles did you harm'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Knottingley Town Hall was used by both parties to the Election to address meetings. On 13 Aug the Town Hall was engaged by both parties for 7 and 9 o'clock respectively. (For an account of this see 'Shield' 17 Aug 1872 p.1042)

Biog: Mr Thomas Morgan, Lord Pollington, HCE Childers