Josephine Butler to her friend [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Balham

Anxious to fix the date of the Conference so as not to clash with her niece's wedding

'I am not very well. The news about my son shook me much'.

'How very kind of Mrs Backhouse'. This was Mrs K Backhouse of Ashbourne, Sunderland, widow of Edward Backhouse, who was a generous supporter of the Cause. Mrs Backhouse continued her husband's work so reference is to some contribution made by her.

'I am getting out a 'Dawn''. The May issue gave notice of the International Conference to be held in London in Jul without giving exact date.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Mrs Backhouse