1 bundle comprising:
Version1: Page 1 "The article on the attached sheets has been approved by the competent authority for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. It was intended as an appendix to an historical treatise dealing with the privations endured by the "Red Letter Men" of the Ribble valley in the 16th and 17th centuries. Unhappily, before this was completed the author died and it was never printed. The "appendix" however, was published in the Diocesan Journal the "Cathedral Record". Pages 2-5: typescript; single-sided.
Version2: 7 pages, blue feint lining; typescript with manuscript annotations in pencil. Final page has "Excellent. But (1), Solemn Mass is the house of worship & should be understood & appreciated & joined in by the people - very much depends on this. (2). And the truth [underlined], doctrinal & spiritual, of the prayers of the [?] needs emphasising. (3). We need to enter into the "universal" [underlined] note of the church & not be Lancashire or Sunney or French or English mainly."
Version3: As for version1 - 8 pages; line numbers at LHS 560 to 742; some ink manuscript annotations; final annotation: "Approx. 10,380 words on 22 sheets. Charles H Thomson, 33 Oxford Drive, Liverpool 22"
Version 4: As for version 1 (no first page; "Lancashire men" crossed out and replaced with "Englishmen"; similar amendments to widen the scope from "Ribble valley" focus. [Perhaps this is the version that was published in the "Cathedral Record"?].
Version 5: as for version 1 - few annotations.