M Aime Humbert to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Written from Federation Britannique, Continentale and Generale, Neuchatel to Bernerhof. Thinks it is very necessary for his correspondence dealing with the Federation to be sent to her first and then afterwards to be sent on to Mrs Tanner with observations and comments from her. It could be done without adding much to her burdens. At the moment they are cut off from Britain and information about the new abolitionist campaign for the Colonies. Perhaps the Secretary of the LNA could send each month a brief note for insertion in the 'Bulletin' for readers on the Continent.

Letter in French

Administrative / Biographical History

'Le Bulletin Continental': A monthly review, organ of the Federation published from Neuchatel under direction of M Aime Humbert. Intended to form a medium of correspondence between various Continental Associations belonging to the Federation. 1st no appeared 15 Dec 1875 (it was later published at Geneva). 'The Sentinel': Journal of the Association for the Improvement of Public Morals with Miss AEN Bewicke as Chairman and Mr George Gillet as Treasurer. 1st no May 1879 published by Dyer Bros, the Quaker publishers. In 1881 it collapsed owing to financial difficulties. Taken over by Alfred S Dyer who edited it 1881-1899. In 1885 it took over the National League Journal (the organ of the Working Men's National League). 'The Shield': 1st published by Rev D Hooppell at S Shields 3 Mar 1870 but 3 Sep published in London by the National Association for the Repeal of the CD Acts. Stopped publication after the Repeal of the CD Acts Apr 1886. Renewed publication May 1897 and has continued up to the present day. Biog: Mr Shaen; Prof James Stuart; M Minod.