Josephine Butler to [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

[Written from Liverpool]. Addressed to 'Dear Friend'. Two alternatives in dealing with report of Manchester meeting [See Note] either the whole report of the meeting made into a small pamphlet, or just Mr Stansfeld's and Mr Stuart's speeches; she inclined to the latter. Mr Stuart's is coming out in full in the 'Medical Enquirer' (see note). The rest of the letter gives details about distribution of the official literature; they are 'sending out 5000 of our Federation Resolutions (See Note) and a lithographed Christmas circular.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dated Saturday Date: 'We are sending out 5000 of our Federation Resolutions also, and a lithographed Christmas circular of which you will receive a copy' This would give the month as early Dec 1876. 18-19 May 1876 took place the 1st Annual Conference of the British and Continental Federation at Westminster Palace Hotel. (RR 319. Details of the Conference see Nov 15 'Review of Federation work' published 15 Nov 1876 (RR 323). 'The Free Trade Hall meeting' 7 Mar 1876. The 1st Annual meeting of the National Medical Association held at Manchester. (For details see Shield 1876, 11 Mar 1876 p.83 and 18 Mar 1876 p.91). Dr Nevins of Liverpool founded the National Medical Association in Mar 1876. The Medical Enquirer, a monthly periodical to provide a mouthpiece for the views of the NMA. The first no appeared Mar 1875. Biog: Mr Stansfeld; Mr Stuart; Mrs Llewelyn; Mrs Goulder.