[ Mary Carpenter, educationist, penal and social reformer in Bristol and India, abolitionist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mrs. Armstrong', wife of geologist A. H. Armstrong,

Mary Carpenter (1807-1877), educationist, penal and social reformer in Bristol and India, abolitionist
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On letterhead of the National Indian Association, Red Lodge House, Bristol. 17 September 1876.
SKU: 20736

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair conditon, on aged and worn paper. See Carpenter's entry in the Oxford DNB. The present item is from the papers of the family of the recipient, the second wife of the geologist Alexander Henry Green (1832-1896), and previously Miss Wilhelmina Maria Armstrong of Clifton. The letter show Carpenter active and energetic within a year of her death. She had established the National Indian Association in 1870. She writes that she has been 'very glad to see Frances here & her Sisters'. She hopes that she has 'interested them a little about India'. She does not know 'whether there would be any probability of being able to create an interest in Nottingham, so as to lead to some cooperation with our Association'. She is 'going to Liverpool at the Social Sciences Oct. 10th.' If Green thinks that 'it would be desired', and Carpenter's friend would receive her, she might be able to spend a few days at Nottingham before returning'. The letter ends: 'I am happy to hear that you are so comfortably settled'.