Document ReferenceN Mc 1/89
TitleIncomplete letter from [Priscilla McLaren (née Bright)], Newington House, Edinburgh; 17 January 1859.
Date17 January 1859
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDetails her difficulties in raising her stepchildren; favours sons while trying to treat all equally; describes her children briefly; notes their illnesses, especially [Charles Benjamin McLaren]; notes John Bright's illness has changed him from a 'young man'; refers to his problems with his voice; recalls looking after the deaf Mrs Courtauld when she was taken ill in Edinburgh; notes that her brother's wife [Margaret Elizabeth Bright] is expected to be confined next month, and that she already has six children.

Agrees that the correspondent must value [her] friendship with 'Lady Shelly' to cooperate on the 'Poet's life'; expresses her annoyance that [Duncan] McLaren stated that she only stands for 'women's rights in theory'.

Brief annotations by H[elen] P[riscilla] R[abagliati, née McLaren]; incomplete.
Termfamily & medical & political

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1861McLaren; Charles B.B. (1850-1934); 1st Baron Aberconway1850-1934
NA2039Courtauld; - (fl 1859); Mrsfl 1859
NA2040Shelley; Harriet (fl 1811-1859); Mrs; née Westbrook; 1st wife of the poet Shelleyfl 1811-1859
NA1863Bright; M. Elizabeth (1822-1877); Mrs; née Leatham 2nd wife of John Bright1822-1877
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
NA2041Poulton; - (fl 1859-1862); Mrsfl 1859-1862
NA2042Hargreaves; - (fl 1859); Mrfl 1859
NA2042Hargreaves; - (fl 1859); Mrfl 1859
NA1747Bright; Jacob (1821-1899); Mr; M.P. and women's suffrage campaigner1821-1899
NA1823MacLeod; - (fl 1849-1874); Mrsfl 1849-1874
NA2033Bright; Ursula M. (c.1830-1915); Mrs; née Mellor known as 'Uslie' equal rights campaignerc.1830-1915
NA1908Rabagliati; Helen P. (1851-1934); Mrs; 'Tilla' née McLaren1851-1934
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA75126Shelley; Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); English poet1792-1822
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