A Humbert to Mrs Tanner

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Written from Neuchatel

'Accept our united best thanks for sending us the generous gift of the Ladies' National Association of £25'

In a letter dated 18 Oct 1890 M Humbert had suffered a paralytic attack; and Josephine Butler went to see the family from then until his death in 1900 and a small grant was paid to the family.

Their father has survived the long and severe winter; he is not able to work or even to read any more. Thankful to have good news of JB and 'how she still is able to continue the warfare'.

'You will have heard about our ladies in Lausanne'

This refers to an attempt on the part of the doctors of the Canton of Vaud to bring the Contagious Diseases Acts into the Canton. See letters of Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman dated 18 Jan 1895 and 31 Jan 1895.