Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

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