Bundle: Owens College Extension Act

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  • Reference
      GB 133 OCA/7/2/26
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Mar-10 May 1870
  • Physical Description
      9 pieces items are dirty.

Scope and Content

Papers of Extension Committee relating to the progress of the Owens College Extension Bill. Several of the items deal with objections of Stephen Heelis, executor of George Faulkner, to the proposal to open the College to female students:

  • /1 Transcript of correspondence relating to Heelis's objections to the Bill, 4-5 march 1870 and note by R.D. Darbishire, R.C Christie and Charles Aston [Extension Committee's solicitor] accepting alterations, but not committing themselves to oppose revision in favour of female membership in amendments made to Bill in either House;
  • /2 Letter from John Watts to Charles Aston, 9 March 1870, enclosing letter from Christie and Darbishire 5 March 1870 and reply by Heelis 5 March 1870 concerning amendments (correspondence transcribed in /1);
  • /3 Letter from Heelis to Aston, 26 March 1870 complaining about newspaper report of conditions of amendments made to Bill;
  • /4 Letter Christie to Heelis, reporting proposed amendment to Extension Bill allowing admission of female students;
  • /5 Reply from Heelis to Christie, 9 May, reminding that Extension Committee and himself had understanding concerning the issue and requesting that proposer of amendment be requested to withdraw proposals;
  • /6 Christie to Heelis (copy) 9 May 1870, responding to above, says do not have power to prevent amendment being made;
  • /7 Response to /6 from Heelis, 10 May 1870, querying proposer of amendment [Jacob Bright MP]'s impartiality as subscriber to Extension funds;
  • /8 Rough note concerning understanding reached between Heelis and Extension Committee in March 1870 re. amendments to the Bill;
  • /9 Cutting Times, 9 Mar 1870, reporting Lords debate on Bill, and objections raised by Lords Harrowby and Redesdale.