Josephine Butler to 'Beloved Friend' [Miss Forsaith]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Cornhill [on Tweed].

Has had a letter from Mr Stuart who seems a little disappointed about the small gathering at Warwick. Mentions the various people who did or did not attend. She feels sorry for Mr Bergner but knows her friend will speak kindly to him. Thanks her friend for sending her 'Wings' [See note and letters of Nov 1900 and 28 Nov 1903]. She expands on the theme: 'our Cause has been born so late in the ages', and quotes what Mr Birrell said about her: 'You have sounded a note for which the ages have been waiting.' More instructions about typed copies of the Diary [See letters of 5 and 9 Apr].

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday [18 Jun 1904] 'Saturday' In her letter of 3 Jun 1904 JB said she hoped to be at Cornhill on the 7 Jun which was a Friday so this may be 18 Jun or 25 Jun.

'Thank you dear for 'Wings' ... that article on 'Concentration' For notes on 'Wings' (the official organ of the Women's Total Abstinence Union) and the article on Concentration (attached to letter Nov 1900)

See letter of ? Nov 1900 JB to Ed of Wings [Miss Forsaith]

Also letter JB to Miss F 28 Nov [1903]

and finally letter of 5 Feb [1906] where she asks Miss Forsaith 'Do you still edit 'Wings'?

Biog: Mr Stuart, Madame Avril, Madame Pieczyska, Miss Vidart, Mr Bergner, Miss Browne, M de Meuron, M Minod, Mr Birrell