Josephine Butler to Mr Frederic Harrison

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Typed copy letter. Written from 280 South Hill Park Road, Liverpool. She sends him a pamphlet she has written and asks him to observe the facts in it for she sees he must be ignorant of many of the facts of Society; such as there are more than two and a quarter million of unmarried women in England working for their own bread. If they are to be shut out from all trades there is the alternative of starvation or prostitution

Administrative / Biographical History

'a pamphlet I had written'

This was 'The Education and employment of Women', Macmillan, 1868

This was the first pamphlet published by JB

'The 'Contemporary Review' (v.9 1868 p.315) considered that in 'The Education and employment of Women' few books ... [have] a larger harvest of facts or thoughts ... than ... this sixpenny tract'

(Quoted in S C Lemoine Thesis Sep 1968 p.98)

Biog: Frederic Harrison