Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from St Andrews. Finds it very difficult to bring out a 'Storm Bell' there because all in the house are isolated through sickness and all her reference material is at Ewart. She therefore asks for certain books and pamphlets to be sent to her. She is beginning to feel very exhausted but hopes to keep going in spite of anxieties there and at Ewart continuing. She hopes the parcel for Kate Bushnell is the book returned. 'I never hope anything from high quarters.'

Administrative / Biographical History

Monday 20 Feb [1898]

'You helped me by sending me the book 'Pauline de Grandpré. She was one of my French friends.' In a letter of 25 Nov 1876 JB writes: 'Mlle de Grandpré has inscribed me as a member of her work, 'The Liberated of St Lazare' [the big prison for women and girls in Paris that JB visited in the winter of 1874/5].

'The Constitution Violated' This was a pamphlet by JB published in 1871. See Josephine Butler - Memoirs in which the main argument of the work is given (pp.113-20). The comment of the editors (George W and Lucy A Johnson) was: 'the most solid and weighty of all her utterances on the CD Acts.'

Biog: Kate Bushnell