Mr Wilson to Mr Edmondson

Scope and Content

Carbon copy of letter. Written from Pitsmoor. Gives an account of an unsatisfactory interview he had with Hardy trying to make him give a correct account of six days for which there are no reports. 'Finally I said it is getting to be not a question of one month's notice nor of three months but of any notice at all under these circumstances'. He then said it was impossible to satisfy me and left.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mr Swan has written me on a scheme of his for getting the Good Templars to declare ...'

The Good Templars was the largest Temperance Society of that period with a membership of 350,000 men. In the correspondence between the two (11 Jun, 12 Jun and 27 Jun) the pros and cons of getting the support of such a body of men were discussed

HJW was afraid of being too much linked with 'prohibition' and their final verdict was against being closely linked with the Templars

Biog: Mr Edmondson; Mr J Hardy (Agent); Mr Swan (Agent)