Letters from Bright to his second wife, nee Margaret Elizabeth Leatham, covering a variety of subjects from politics to personal and domestic issues.
John Bright Letters
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- ReferenceGB 103 MS OGDEN 65
- Dates of Creation1847-1878
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description821 letters
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Administrative / Biographical History
John Bright was born in Greenbank in Rochdale, Lancashire, on 16 November 1811. He became a politician, orator and statesman. He was interested in languages, politics, government and political movements. His first wife was Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Jonathan Priestman. Bright married his second wife, Margaret Elizabeth Leatham, daughter of William Leatham of Heath near Wakefield, a banker, on 10 June 1847. She died in 1878. By her he had four sons and three daughters.
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