The Diary of Bosdin Leech March 1894

About this diary:
This is the diary of Bosidn Thomas Leech, beginning in March 1894 and ending in May 1894. This diary offers an intriguing insight into the political heart of Manchester in this period. The diary describes numerous meetings in detail, visits with the mayor, and committee meetings with the Manchester Ship Canal Company. In sharp comparison to this the diary also acts as personal record of social activities, including numerous trips to the Turkish baths and the cricket ground. Bosdin also writes of meeting Queen Victoria on 21st May 1894, and writes 'Met Queen at 4.30 - she shocked me by appearing so infirm - she seemed a lady without legs - The reception by the people was most enthusiastic and the crowds of people were immense'. This diary has been transcribed and edited by Maria Fotopoulou and is 60 pages long.

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