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Vegetarian Federal Union 1889-1911

Reports from The Vegetarian (London) during, 1899:

July 15th, 1899:

VEGETARIAN FEDERAL UNION

The Committee have appointed Mr. Harry Phillips, formerly, for nine years, Alderman of West Ham, as Secretary of the Vegetarian Federal Union, in place of Dr. Josiah Oldfield who is resigning.

All communications are, as heretofore, to be addressed to the Secretary, Vegetarian Federal Union, 16, Farringdon Street, E.C.

September 9th, 1899:

NATIONAL VEGETARIAN CONGRESS
London, 1899. September 10th to 17th
MEMBERSHIP TICKET - 5S.

[full program followed - but not specific mention of VFU]

September 16th, 1899:

NATIONAL VEGETARIAN CONGRESS
OPENING CEREMONY. PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

It hardly seems twelve months ago, writes a representative of the Vegetarian, since I attended the last National Vegetarian Congress, but here is yet another before us. And next ear we shall meet in Paris, at an International Congress. What new developments will be chronicled then, I wonder?

[full reports followed]

VEGETARIAN FEDERAL UNION
GENERAL COMMITTEE

The financial statement of the month was presented and passed.

The Committee authorized Mr. Phillips to complete the arrangements for taking a stall at the Imperial Institute, in connection with the coming Church Congress in October, in conjunction with the London Vegetarian Association.

Mr. Phillips was instructed to send reports of future Committee meetings to the Vegetarian for publication.

Mr. Phillips reported that he was in communication with the editor of the Vegetarian, in reference to a weekly page being devoted to reports of the progress of the movement of personal interest to members.

November 4th, 1899:

VEGETARIAN FEDERAL UNION
Committee Report.

A Committee Meeting was held on Friday last, October 20th, A. F. Hills, Esq., in the chair. Mr. Phillips presented balance-sheet and monthly estimates. Reported he had visited Manchester and taken part in the annual meetings. Had also visited Southport, where a crowded and enthusiastic meeting had been held. Had sent out, in conjunction with the L.V.A., five hundred letters to the various branches of the members of the London Trade Council, with a view to meetings. Had written to every Society in the United Kingdom asking for thier co-operation in connection with the coming International Congress to be held in Paris in June next. That he had further written to every foreign and colonial society in the world with the same object.

The organizers' reports were read. Mr Phillips stated he had arranged to visit the following towns during the next two months :- Belfast, Londonderry, Dublin, Nottingham, Leeds, Lincoln, Sleaford, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Carmarthen.

Mrs. Boult spoke on children's work, and the Commitee agreed to give moral and financial support to the children's movement whenever possible. Other business was discussed, and the meeting closed at 7 o'clock. H. Phillips, Secretary.

November 25th, 1899:

VEGETARIAN FEDERAL UNION

Mr. Harry Phillips, the Secretary, conducted meetings on Tuesday, 7th, Wednesday, 8th, and Thursday, 9th, at Lincoln, Sheffield and Nottingham. Owing to the illness of Mr. Amos the meetings were not so well attended as was hoped. Mr. Phillips met with many Vegetarian friends at Nottingham, where a new large reataurant will be opened shortly before Christmas, the present premises being far too small for the business. This restaurant will give a great impetus to the movement in Nottingham. Mr. Phillips also spoke at a largely attended drawing-room meeting on Friday afternoon at Stoke Newington on behalf of the London Vegetarian Association, and will speak on Tuesday at Bermondsey, on Wednesday at Browning Hall, Walworth, and at Tottenham on Thursday.

December 30th, 1899:

VEGETARIAN FEDERAL UNION

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SOCIETIES DESIRING LECTURES.

Would Churches, Chapels, Young People's and Temperance Societies, Convenors of Popular Mass Gatherings for the People, if they desire a bright entertainment with an address on Food Reform, ot the advantage of a Vegetarian diet, kindly communicate with The Secretary, Vegetarian Federal Union, Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, E.C.

A new lantern lecture will be ready on December 31st, entitled, "Illustrious Vegetarians of to-day, and the work they are doing for Humanity."

A popular entertaining lecture, operator and lecturer. Fee :- Half a guinea, or if unable to paythis, a collection. For dates &c., apply H. Phillips, Secretary, Vegetarian Federal Union, Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, E.C.