Josephine Butler to Dr Carter

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester (dictated). Asking if he can tell her 'the present condition and address of that old Belgian, De Rudder who used to work for me in the capacity of a detective in London' If necessary could he come to London 'to give evidence about the special evils connected with the foreign slave traffic in girls in London'. Revelations about this are shortly to be published.

Administrative / Biographical History

16 Jun 1885 'I may tell you that some of our friends in London are about to publish some tremendous revelations in connection with the evil doings of the aristocracy as regards the foreign slave traffic in girls, etc.' (For note on this see letter of 5 Jun 1885 and 26 Jul 1885). Biog: Dr Carter; De Rudder.