Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Regarding funds of Society, though very low a few weeks ago they are beginning to revive through hard begging. Would welcome any suggestions for stirring up the deeper religious feeling of the people. Relates the tale that the Publicans sent out a strong whip the day before the Woman's Suffrage debate 'to get MPs in that interest to attend and vote against us' wishes Mundella would present his Petition (Sheffield) as she suspects Mr Fowler will never find a convenient day for his Bill. 'What an apathetic leader he is!'

Administrative / Biographical History

'I suspect Mr Fowler never will find a convenient day for his Bill' See note in letter of 19 Apr 1872 on Bruce's and Fowler's Bills

Biog: Miss Wigham; Mundella; Fowler