Short handwritten note from 1898 to Thomas Baden Powell re Lewes Union. 1st Baron Monk Bretton John George Dodson.

Short handwritten note from 1898 to Thomas Baden Powell re Lewes Union

On stationary, 7 x 4.75 inches, very good, light toning. The letter is addressed to Thomas Baden Powell: "Dear Baden Powell, Would you be so good as to let me know whether your Parish Council is writing to the Clerk of the C. C. about the Lewes Union seats and if so under what date. Yours sincerely, Monk Bretton." John George Dodson was one of the principle land owners in Ringmer, a small parish town located on the Lewes-Hailsham Road and also the location of the Lewes Union, a prison workhouse. In 1898, Lewes merged with the Chailey and West Firle Unions. The workhouse was closed and the inmates moved, along with those from West Firle workhouse, to Chailey Union Workhouse at East Chiltington. The Lewes workhouse was subsequently rented by Revd Harold Burden, a former missionary, and became the Southern Counties Reformatory, housing criminal inebriates. It was licensed in November 1902 for 130 inebriates. Very Good. Item #H19208

Price: $45.00