An extract from the Vegetarian Federal Union Secretary's annual report, given in May 1891:
". . . Probably the most important work of the Union was the conduct of the International Vegetarian Congress in September last, full details of which were duly published.
"Suffice to say here that the Congress was admitted by all, save the most unfriendly of critics, to have been a great success. Both in the accredited representatives, as also in the papers read, the meetings were truly international. The sitting extended over three days, and besides the English delegates, there were those from America, France, Germany and Italy, and elsewhere. The proceedings of the Congress were reported from day to day by the leading newspapers, and from them were extensively copied by the provincial press. The Daily Graphic sought to catch and portray the expression of our leading men ; unfortunately, however, with but scant success. Many articles and leaderettes were written on the Congress, ranging from partial commendation and feeble satire to stern reproof. By these means a considerable amount of attention was focussed upon our cause, which could not fail to be of the utmost importance."
- Pre- and Post-Congress Notes - from The Vegetarian Messenger, Manchester
- Report of the Congress - from both journals
- Natural Food - introduction only of a talk by Herr Von Seefeld, Germany
- The Staff of Life (wholemeal bread) - a paper read at the Congress by Miss May Yates.
- Petition to Parliament - from The Vegetarian Messenger, Manchester
Compiled by John Davis