: Charlotte M. Wilson was an English Fabian and anarchist who co-founded Freedom newspaper in 1886 with Peter Kropotkin, and edited, published, and largely financed it during its first decade. She remained editor of Freedom until 1895. Born Charlotte Mary Martin, she was the daughter of a well-to-do physician, Robert Spencer Martin. She was educated at Newnham College at Cambridge University. She married Arthur Wilson, a stockbroker, and the couple moved to London. Charlotte Wilson joined the Fabian Society in 1884 and soon joined its Executive Committee. At the same time she founded an informal political study group for 'advanced' thinkers, known as the Hampstead Historic Club (also known as the Karl Marx Society or The Proudhon Society). This met in her former early 17th century farmhouse, called Wyldes, on the edge of Hampstead Heath. No records of the club survive but there are references to it in the memoirs of several of those who attended. In her history of Wyldes Mrs Wilson records the names of some of those who visited the house, most of whom are known to have been present at Club meetings. They included Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Sydney Olivier, Annie Besant, Graham W... (From: Wikipedia.org.)
Propaganda [Sep, 1889]
ISLINGTON.-At the Brittania Coffee House on August 16. a friendly discussion meeting was held between several Social Democratic comrades and some members of the "Freedom" group. On August 23, C. M. Wilson opened a debate, pointing out some of the evils of the exercise of authority. White (S. D.) opposed- Davis pointed out that White disregarded principle and believed in going along the line of least resistance. advocating 8-hour bills and such comparatively trifling measures. A Swedish comrade argued, that whilst men had improved immensely, governments had not improved; man had outgrown them. Pearson and Christie (S. D.) also spoke. A debate has been arranged to take place on Friday, Sept. 6, at 8.30, at the Brittania Coffee House, Prebend Street, Packington Street, Essex Road, between Tom Pearson, Anarchist Communist, and Christie, Social Democrat, on "Anarchist Communism v. Social Democracy." Lovers of truth roll up.
HOLBORN.-At the Central Democratic Club, on August 28. a discussion on the "Fallacies of Anarchism" was opened by Mr. H. A. Barker. A good debate ensued in which several Anarchists and sympathizers took part.
HELD OVER FOR WANT OF SPACE.-In our next issue we shall give the second article on "The Work of the French Revolution,- an article by a Manchester member of the Socialist League, and a letter from Spain. Those in arrears with their payments will settle up if they wish for a supplement next mouth. The want of cash is all that stands in our way.
Editorial communications to be addressed to- The Editor of FREEDOM," 28 Gray's inn Road, W. C. Orders far copies of the paper, payments, etc., should be sent to "The Manager of FREEDOM," 28 Gray's Inn Road.
FREEDOM can be obtained in London as above and from If' Reeves, 185 Fleet Street; the Socialist League Office, 13 Farringdon Road, E.C.; or ordered through a newsagent. Annual subscription post free to ON countries One and sixpence
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Printed and published for the proprietors by C. M. Wilson, at the Labor Press Limited (Cooperative Society), 28 Grays Inn Road, London, W.C.
Freedom: A Journal of Anarchist Socialism
Vol. 3 -- No. 34,
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