Josephine Butler to the Misses Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester (dictated). She and Prof. Stuart most grateful for their proposed grant to the Federation. Anxious to know whether Mr Digby approves of our Memorial to the Indian Congress and if he prefers to take it out with him himself.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I entirely approve of memorial to Lord Lansdowne.' Suggestions to memoralise Lord Lansdowne, the new Viceroy of India before he left England to take up his office were made by all the Societies interested in the fight against the licensing and regulating prostitution in India. The address was presented to Lord Lansdowne on 13 Nov. (The text of this together with Lord Lansdowne's reply and a list of numerous addresses sent in by Societies may be read in the Sentinel Dec 1888 p.147-9) See also RR 13 Nov 1888 nos 576, 577, 578. Lord Lansdowne left England 17 Nov. 'I am anxious to know whether Mr Digby approves of our Memorial to the Indian Congress.' (See letter of Oct 15 and note). 'I hope you have received the 'Dawns' safely.' 1st no appeared May 1888. (For note see letter of 29 Jul 1888. JB to Miss Priestman) Biog: Lord Lansdowne; Mr Digby.