- 22 February 1889-22 December 1892 (Creation)
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Letters received by Benjamin Bloomfield Trench from 1889 until 1892.
The majority of of the letters within this file deals with the Trench V Fenwick legal case. Dr Bedford Fenwick, 20 Upper Wimpole street, London, accused Benjamin Bloomfield Trench of spreading malicious rumours about him. According to a letter dated 19 April 1890 he states that Benjamin stated that 'he had made love to a certain young lady obtained letters from her jilted her, and then threatened to make them public unless hush money was paid to him'. In a letter dated 11 May 1890 he argues that 'It was evidently part of an organised attempt known to exist on they part of certain scoundrels to prevent all nursing reform' which would consist of amalgamating the Trained Nurses Annuity Fund with the British Nurses Association. The alleged incident took place in front of Lady Eleanor Liddle and Lady Georgiana Bloomfield.
The file also contains letters of an administrative nature.