Josephine Butler to the Chairman

Scope and Content

Headed 'For the Committee.' About the date for the Geneva Meeting. Suggests disregarding Mr Pierson's request that the date should be put earlier. She is familiar with the habits of the Genevans and knows that they all leave Geneva in the summer and return at end of Sep. For them not to demonstrate in public meetings and have no Genevese attending 'would be a subject of reproach and ridicule' and their good friends would derive no strength from the fact of their Conference having been held there

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mr Pierson' was President of the International Federation.

'The question of the date of our Geneva Conference' In the end the Conference at Geneva was held 19-22 Sep. (For details about the Conference See 'Shield' Oct 1899 pp 60-4)

Biog: Mr Pierson