Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of letter. Written from [Cheltenham].

Very grieved at the misunderstanding that had arisen. She was too ill to read the circular [See British Committee's circular containing resolution passed 17 Dec 1902] when it was sent round. She has read it now and is sure there was no unkind intention on Mr Wilson's part, 'but it was extreme clumsiness' and she quite understands Minod's hurt feelings. She would like to see a copy of the letter which the 'Commission' in Switzerland are sending to Mr Wilson and she hopes that the British Committee 'will consent to have some little healing word put in the next 'Shield'...We cannot afford in our ranks, to have any loosening of the bonds of friendship which has been one of the sweetest things connected with our international work.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuesday [20 Jan 1903]

'Now that I read his circular' See note on circular containing a resolution passed by the British Committee 17 Dec 1902 and issued 18 Dec by the British Committee of the International Federation

'That stupid Doctor's letter' In their resolution of 17 Dec the Committee quote comments made by Mr AH Ward FRCS surgeon to the London Lock Hospital, in the 'Medical Times and Hospital Gazette' 29 Nov 1902