Document ReferenceN Mc 1/41
TitleLetter from Gratton Bright to 'Maggy' [Margaret Lucas, née Bright]; endorsed 1851.
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionEndorsed: '1851 - Death of Aunt Esther's baby girl.

Is appalled that first reaction of James Midgley and Tom Ackworth ('Governors of a Religious Body') on the news of the baby's death was that Jacob [Bright] would have to change his will; briefly describes the awful effect of seeing mother and baby laid side by side at [Kensal] Green; states that his father is now sitting up after his illness; alludes to Priscilla [McLaren's] expulsion; comments on his reading of [Mosheim's] 'Ecclesiastical History' and Carlyle's 'Miscellanies'; notes that 'our' carpets and engravings of the tapestry pattern are mentioned in the 'Illustrated News'.
Termfamily & business

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1870Midgley; James (fl 1851)fl 1851
NA1871Ackworth; Tom (fl 1851); Mrfl 1851
NA1747Bright; Jacob (1821-1899); Mr; M.P. and women's suffrage campaigner1821-1899
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA1872Bright; Mary (fl 1851-1873); Mrs; née Metcalffl 1851-1873
NA359Burns; Robert (1759-1796); poet1759-1796
NA1873Carlyle; Thomas (1795-1881); Mr; essayist and historian1795-1881
NA1874Schofield; - (fl 1851); M; tailorfl 1851
NA1759Bright; Samuel (1826-1873); Mr1826-1873
NA1760Bright; Gratton (1823-1853); Mr1823-1853
NA1748Lucas; Margaret (fl 1829-1887); Mrs; 'Maggie' née Brightfl 1829-1887
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