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Stephen Shipley Wilson collection

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1126

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, primarily between Liberal members or activists in the British government and Henry Joseph Wilson or Alexander Cowan Wilson. It is concentrated in the period when Gladstone and Disraeli led the Whig and Tory parties (1860s to 1890s).

Correspondents include Archbishop Benson, Jacob Bright, George Cadbury, William Lloyd Garrison, William Ewart Gladstone, Ramsay MacDonald, Harriet Martineau, and John Morley.

Dates

  • 1850-1950
  • Majority of material found within 1860s-1890s

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Henry J. Wilson (b. 1833) was elected to British Parliament in 1885. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Opium in India from 1893 to 1895, and acted on behalf of temperance and the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Alexander Cowan Wilson (b. 1866), his son, became a Quaker in 1899. A champion of many causes, his two main concerns were the right use of wealth and peace testimony.

(Information from internal evidence and the Dictionary of Quaker Biography)

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Correspondence primarily between Liberal members or activists in the British government and Henry Joseph Wilson or Alexander Cowan Wilson; mostly the period when Gladstone and Disraeli led the Whig and Tory parties (1860s to 1890s).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Stephen Shipley Wilson collection was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1977 by Stephen S. Wilson.

Processing Information

Original processing information unknown.
Title
Stephen Shipley Wilson collection, 1850-1950
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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