CollectionPapers of Revd Dr Charles William Russell (1812-1880)

78 2 December 1889. Letter from [ ] Wray (mother-in-law of William Bliss), Liverpool, to Dr Charles Russell concerning William Bliss and his conversion to the Catholic religion. Appeals to Dr Russell ' suggest to him that there are natural as well as moral rights of others which ought to be considered as well as his own religious and legal rights.' Refers to William Bliss' desire to have all of his children brought up in the Catholic faith 'To be thus bereft of her children one by one, will break the mother's heart; it will certainly not win her to her husband's religion; and will necessitate proceedings which will create domestic discord and probably bring this scandal before the world'. Concludes 'There is another matter which also has a bearing upon this case, which, for his own sake, should not come before the public. I allude to his extreme excitability of temper which not infrequently has made my daughter fear for her own personal safety. I have plenty of witnesses to prove this'.


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Letters written to Dr Charles Russell (1851 - 1889).

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