Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/12/10
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3690
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Jul 1875
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Letter with copy. Written from Rothbury by Morpeth. Gives details of her continental work. Thinks the pamphlet [see letter dated 30 May from Stuart to Wilson] should pay its way; first criticisms laudatory. 'The pamphlet is just a collection of the best parts of all my speeches on the Continent'. Wants to know about their London meeting.

Administrative / Biographical History

'1st this pamphlet comes out in French and German'.

'Une Voix dans le Desert' by Mme Josephine E Butler collected and arranged for publication by M Aime Humbert Paris, Sandoz et Fischbacker. German edition published at the Librarie Generale de I Sandoz Neuchatel Suisse. An Italian translation had recently appeared in Rome. It consists of a collection of the best parts of all her speeches on the continent (The 'Shield' 1 Sep 1875 p 253)

'The London meeting'

to be held on Jul 29. See letter of 7 Jan 1875

'I am vexed that she [Mrs Wilson] should have fresh trouble with that stormy French girl'

This was presumably 'Emma' who gave such a lot of trouble to JB and her friends. See biography card for references

Biog: Col Claud Alexander; The Stansfelds; Mr Albright; Emma