Charles W Ellis to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Belgrave. He is sending her a Leeds Report on the working of the 'British Workman' public houses [see note] and for her to see how the whole affair is prospering. He knows how busy she is with her labours for the Great Petition [a Petition against the Acts signed by 250. 283 women and presented to the House on 4 Apr 1871]. He hopes she is gaining signatures and sympathy for that Cause.

Administrative / Biographical History

'British Workman public houses' - These were working men's restaurants providing cheap meals and coffee. First one launched at Leeds in 1867

'Your kind labours for the Great Petition' - See letter of 28 Dec [1870]