Cardinal Manning to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Archbishop's House, Westminster SW, Deplores the attitude taken by the 'Star' against their movement; thought that Prof. Stuart's influence would have prevented this. [see note]. Afraid his own influence in Italy and Rome is on the wane as his old friends there are dying off. Nevertheless he will do what he can.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Your account of the Brussels Conference is very encouraging'

The International Conference of the Federation was held at Brussels 5-8 Oct 1891.

For accounts of this Conference see letter of 20 Oct 1891 JB to Emily.

Also in the 'Dawn' Oct 1891 p.1.

'I am sorry to see that the 'Star' ... is beginning to denounce the movement in behalf of purity as Puritanism and fanaticism. I had thought that Professor Stuart would direct it in this matter'

Between 1890-1898 Stuart took an active part in newspaper work in London.

'For a number of years I was connected with newspapers, being Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 'Star' Newspaper Co ... At one time I wrote 54 leading articles in The 'Star'.'

(Quoted from 'Reminiscences' by James Stuart (1912) pp. 252-4.

'And now as to Italy Rome I hardly know to whom to turn ...'

JB quotes this account from Cardinal Manning's letter to her, in a letter to her sons of 23 Dec 1893. She quotes his remarks 'from the last letter I ever had from Cardinal Manning very shortly before his death'. [He died in 1892]

Biog: Cardinal Archbishop Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892); Prof James Stuart