Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Copy of letter written from Winchester. Gives directions and suggestions about the Report; Resolution for the meeting; and a resolution concerning the approaching Geneva Congress should be taken to Geneva by any ladies who go. She will come up for the annual meeting, would arrive Exeter Hall about 2 and catch a train back at 4.55 'a poor service to render but it is all I dare to promise'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'This year's numbers of The 'Dawn' would supply you with leading facts about India and The Colonies perhaps'

The 'Dawn' was a small quarterly paper produced and written by JB 1st no May 1888. Ran till Oct 1896.

'Resolutions for the meeting'

This referred to the Annual Meeting, this year held on 24 Jul at Exeter Hall, London at 3 pm. She hoped to be present but could only spare a few hours in the afternoon arriving at Exeter Hall about 2 and leaving by the 4.55 train from Waterloo.

An account of this meeting is given in the Sentinel Sep 1889 p.103. JB presided.

'I should be also rather glad if a resolution were passed concerning the approaching Geneva Congress'.

See Notes on this subject in letter of 29 May 1889 JB to Mrs Tanner, Miss M Priestman and LNA Committee.

Biog: Mr Burfoot, Mr AS Dyer, Mrs Aldis (NZ), Mrs Saul Solomon (Cape), Mr Dyer