Helen Taylor to Barbara Leigh Bodichon

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Autograph letter, signed, 4pp. large 8vo, Avignon.

She wrote to Dr [Elizabeth] Blackwell [1821-1910, physician] about Mr Mill and Dr [James] Edmunds [1832-1911, promoter of women's medical education]. The Spectator's handling of Barbara Bodichon's letter does not surprise her. Miss Davies has changed the character of the Executive Committee and Helen Taylor feels she 'cannot give my name to I do not know what, or for what.' She will join a committee for a petition in 1867. The money that had been raised had been placed with Barbara Bodichon to dispose at her 'personal discretion.' All involved are 'under a great obligation to you.' She will 'bear a share' of any deficit so that it does not all 'fall upon you.' [Barbara Bodichon financed many such projects.]