Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/29/28
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4213
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Nov 1890
  • Physical Description
      1 item

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Written from Mon Repos, Serrieres, Neuchatel. Says she has read the Report and finds it very interesting and well done. Thinks they should just mention the Stockholm Conference (Sep 1890); she had written a little letter for putting in the Report at the end. Headed Neuchatel Nov. 1890 she gives a brief survey not only of Switzerland but of Europe; and here she sees the main difficulty is the impossibility of concerted action for in each country the question is in a different stage of development. In Switzerland the women have developed steadily and officially regulated vice has been abolished in many towns, but Geneva with its State appointed houses of infamy, remains impregnable.

Administrative / Biographical History

'In Germany there seems some promise under the new Imperial Regime, of some greater liberty of action and of speech.

15 Jun 1888 William, (b 1859) eldest child of Prince Frederick of Prussia and 2nd German Emperor and of Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, became 9th King of Prussia and 3rd German Emperor.

The hope was based on the characters of his parents but was not realised as we know by later events.

'The annual Conference of the Federation took place in Stockholm in Sep of this year'

For Note on this see letter of 29 Aug 1890, JB to Mrs Tanner.