Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/1034
TitleAutograph letter, signed from William Wood
Extent1 item
Date19 February 1856
DescriptionWritten to Maria Martineau, and sends good wishes to Harriet Martineau as she is ill. Thanks Harriet for her article in the 'Daily News' but states it has been written from his first circular and there is a second edition containing further explanatory details [about Wood's plan to set up a factory, and create alongside it an establishment for the board, lodging, instruction and training of 'female orphans, the deaf and dumb, and the destitute']. Wood explains his second edition circular sets out in clearer terms the intention of making such institutions available for employment and training. Wood mentions Miss Carpenter, Bristol Superintendent of the Red Lodge Reformatory School. Discusses Harriet Martineau's differing views from Wood about the proposed location of Wood's establishment, and discusses the views of mill owners and their workers about the proposed scheme.
Access StatusOpen