[Joseph Frederick Green, peace campaigner.] Typed Letter Signed ('J. Fredk. Green'), asking the recipient to sign a Fabian Society statement drawn up with Walter Crane, H. S. Salt, Charles Charrington, S. G. Hobson, Edward Rose.

J. Frederick Green [Joseph Frederick Green] (1855-1932), peace campaigner, Secretary, International Arbitration and Peace Association [Fabian Society; Independent Labour Party; Waler Crane]
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40 Outer Temple, Strand, W.C., London. 27 January 1900.
SKU: 21513

1p, 4to. In poor condition, aged and worn. The male recipient is not named. The letter read s: 'At a small meeting attended by Walter Crane, H. S. Salt, Charles Charrington, S. G. Hobson, Edward Rose, and myself it was considered advisable to issue to the whole Fabian Society a statement on the lines of the enclosed proof which I herewith send you. A desire has been expressed that you should sign it and if you agree to do so I should be much obliged to have your signature at an early post. | I am requested to state that for the moment these proceedings are regarded as strictly private.' Perhaps relating to 'Fabianism and the Empire: A Manifesto of the Fabian Society', edited by George Bernard Shaw, which was published in 1900. Green's entry in the Oxford DNB describes his unusual political journey from the Liberal Party to the Independent Labour Party, then to the Social Democratic Federation, the Socialist National Defence Committee, the British Workers League, the National Democratic and Labour Party, the National Liberal Party, and finally to the Conservative Party.