Josephine Butler to [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. No time now to call a Committee of the LNA in London as she has to be back again on Wednesday as so many duties await her at home. She is to attend one of the Friends' Committees in London. Some members decline to join in any prayer meeting. First impression of Winchester 'a very dead and narrow place'.

Dated: Monday [13 Nov 1882 just before she goes to London. See letter of 20 Nov 1882

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am sorry there is not time now to call regularly a Committee of the LNA in London.' This letter was written just before going up to London to attend a women's* committee meeting of the Friends' Association preparatory to their Convention in Jan 1883. (See letter of 11 Nov.) * A special committee of the LNA to assist the Friends. 'I am surprised that the men friends have not taken counsel with the women's committee'. The male committee of the Friends or Quakers 'for arrangement' which JB was called to attend on the Wednesday. 'If so write to my sister's'. This was JB's sister Mary Ann Garston, who moved to London after the death of her husband Edgar Garston in 1873. Biog: Mme Venturi; Mrs Jacob Bright; Mrs Browne; Mr Banks; Mrs Garston.