Josephine Butler to Mr Gregory

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Written from the Cottage Hotel, Wooler, Northumberland.

Delighted to think of '93 towns having been set alight by you'. Thinks there is a general arousing of fresh interest and cites among other instances: The White Slave Trade Conference in London in Jun; the International Congress of Brussels/Medical Regulationist and their own Conference in Geneva later in the year. Also some official men of high character are coming in (Augagneur of Lyon; Senator Santo Liquido of Rome) Very moved about Finland.

Administrative / Biographical History

28 Mar [1899]

'The White Slave Trade' Conference in London in Jun - see letter of 9 Mar 1899 (Russian ambassador to British Committee)

'The International Congress of Jurists in Budapest in Jun'

See notice of this in the 'Shield' May 1899 p 25

'The International Congress of Brussels (Regulationist) in Sep'

This was a medical Conference held 4-8 Sep. Great argument beforehand in the British Committee as to whether the Federation should take part because the general object was said in the programme to be: 'How Regulation can best be carried out'. The final compromise: the Federation would take no part officially, but no objection to the individual Abolitionists attending to maintain their views. So in the end, Henry J Wilson, Dr Nevins, Miss Leppington, Dr Drydale and Mr Bunting went.

(See 'Shield' Oct 1899 pp 58-60) (Letter of 15 Feb 1899 JB to Miss Forsaith. Note.)

'I hope your soul is deeply moved about Finland'

Other letters on this subject:

18 and 28 Mar 1898 JB to Mr Gregory

30 Mar 1898 JB to Rhoda Butler

Biog: Mr M Greogry, M. Augagneur, Senator Santo Liquido, Mr Capper