Document ReferenceN Mc 1/19
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren, Rochdale, to her husband Duncan McLaren senior; 9 January 1849.
Date9 January 1849
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments briefly on the postal service; expresses her unease at selling and moving house whilst she is still too ill to take an active part; mentions her inability to attend 'the Banquet'; Esther [Bright] stayed with her while Mrs M[acLeod] and her [Priscilla's] brothers attended; states that according to Margaret Lucas and Caroline Coultate it was a 'glorious meeting', John Bright's was the second best speech, and Mrs Villiers 'looked beautiful and was well received'; recounts that her father [Jacob Bright] helped her walk a little way towards 'One Ash'.
Termfamily & political

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1753Vaughan; Esther (1820-1850); Mrs; née Bright1820-1850
NA1823MacLeod; - (fl 1849-1874); Mrsfl 1849-1874
NA1748Lucas; Margaret (fl 1829-1887); Mrs; 'Maggie' née Brightfl 1829-1887
NA1827Bright; Caroline (fl 1849-1880); Mrs; née Coultate wife of Thomas Brightfl 1849-1880
NA1775Bright; John (1811-1889); Mr; statesman1811-1899
NA1828Villiers; - (fl 1849); Mrsfl 1849
NA1747Bright; Jacob (1821-1899); Mr; M.P. and women's suffrage campaigner1821-1899
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
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