Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/36/20
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4408
  • Dates of Creation
      30 Aug [1896]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Castel d'Ai, Lausanne. No year given but probably 1896 because Josephine Butler spent the majority of her time on the continent between 1895 and 1897.

Concerning papers mainly written in foreign languages which were sent to the London office after the death of husband, George Butler.

Now wishes to see some of these papers for example the Official Report of the Paris Municipal Council 1876-1879 or 1880 enquiring into the system run by the Police des Moeurs. To tell her husband she would be pleased if these could be resurrected. Also would any papers in foreign languages be put aside because M. Minod would take care of them at the Geneva Office.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mme Bergner'

A sister of Mrs Terrell; married to M Bergner, blind but did secretarial work for the anti-Regulation Society of Lausanne and translated Josephine Butler's 'Reminiscences of a Great Crusade' 1896.

Experiences of people from other countries were invited to give evidence - from England, Stansfeld, Stuart and the Butlers were among those invited. M Yves Guyot introduced the foreigners.

Biog: Joseph Nathan, M Minod, Mme Bergner