Josephine Butler to 'The Friends of Peace in Bristol'

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. To introduce Miss Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) writer and worker for suffrage; wrote the 'Battle Hymn of the American Republic' who planned to make a tour of the principal Provincial Cities and give a lecture in each on the Peace Question. If they are interested would they write to her at her London address.

Administrative / Biographical History

18 May [1872]

'Mrs Julia Ward Howe is here from America. She intends to make a tour of our principal Provincial cities ...'. 'In 1870 appalled by the Franco-Prussian War she [Mrs Howe] drew up an 'Appeal to womanhood throughout the world' which she hoped would sound the tocsin for a great woman's peace movement; but when two years later she sought to organise a Woman's peace Congress in London, the results were disappointing'. (Taken from 'Notable American Women, 1607-1950')

'At this time, when we have the prospect of permanent Barracks to be established about the country' - between 1868 and 1874 Edwards Cardwell, as Secretary for War carried out his plans for reorganising the British Army. He divided Great Britain and Ireland into 69 regimental districts each containing the depot of the regiment to be associated with its territory. (From the DNB)

Biog: Mrs Julia Ward Howe; Edward Cardwell