Josephine Butler to 'Dearest Friends' [the Priestman sisters]

Scope and Content

Written from Neuchatel

Date fixed for the Conference at Berne, 14-20 Sep, so that dear Mrs Tanner should be able to come. She never had 'much hope for Geneva all these 20 years, until now'. They are having a return of winter with snow and north wind.

'my terrible letter IV from Geneva'

See letter dated 23 Mar 1896 dealing with the Geneva riots and defeat of the Repealists in Mar.

'I hope Miss Anna [Priestman] is not the worse for the colder weather'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Josephine Butler corresponded with Mary (Ann) Priestman (1831-1914) and Anna (Maria) Priestman (1829-1914). Mrs Margaret Tanner was the third sister.

Biog: Humbert family