Josephine Butler to [the Miss Priestmans]

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester (dictated). Hopes they will have at their next Committee a copy of the last Pall Mall Gazette with Mr Caine's account of the CD Acts in Egypt. Mr Stead writes to me that 'this is the first shot fired and believes it means a great battle coming on'. She refers to her little book which she has just dispatched to her friend and she hopes the Federation will pay at least half of the expense.

Administrative / Biographical History

'sending you my little book.' 'The revival and extension of the Abolitionist Cause' referred to in her letter of 21 Jan and 15 Jan (with note). A 2nd ed was published by Dyer Bros in 1888. 'The Pall Mall Gazette of Thursday last months Mr Caine's account of the CD Act in Egypt.' See entries in RR Feb 1887: No 512 Feb 1 Questions in House by Mr HJ Wilson, about Egypt. No 514 Feb Mr WS Caine's revelations about Egypt and the CD Acts. For details about Mr Caine's account of his visit of investigation to Egypt related in an interview between a representative of the Pall Mall Gazette and Mr Caine. See the 'Sentinel' Jan 1987 p 26

Biog: Mr Caine; Mr WT Stead.