Mrs Elizabeth Andrew to 'My Dear Friend' [Miss Forsaith]

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/39/39
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4867
  • Dates of Creation
      25 Feb 1898
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Dublin.

Thanks for the copy of the article from 'Personal Rights'. She encloses more press cuttings from the American press (please return promptly) 'Without Miss Willard we do not see how the thing can hold together long'. She says that 'they have taken Mrs Amos' [see letter of 21 Feb] name off the programme at Birmingham and say that they fully concur with our views.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'Thank you especially for the copy of the article from 'Personal Rights' This was the organ of the Personal Rights Association edited by JH Levy.

He was an active Abolitionist and in 1896 he was invited to read a paper at the International Federation Conference held that year at Berne. The title was 'Freedom the fundamental condition of morality' characterised by the 'Shield' as a 'remarkable paper'.

Later, in 1905, she wrote an article for his paper, about Japan about which she had some correspondence with him.

An excerpt dated Nov 1905 no 270 is enclosed in a later letter. From this no it can be calculated that the Periodical (11 months in the year) had been going for over 24 years.

'Canon Wilberforce' This was a son of Samuel Wilberforce (1805-73) bishop of Oxford and grandson of the reformer William Wilberforce.

'They have taken Mrs A's name off the programme at Birmingham and say that they fully concur with our views' See letter of 21 Feb from Dr Bushnell to Miss Forsaith. The meetings at Birmingham were arranged for 4 and 5 Mar.

Biog: JH Levy, Canon Wilberforce, Miss Willard