Madame Louisa Bergner to [the British Committee in London]

Scope and Content

Written from Lausanne (writing for Josephine Butler).

To say she gives them leave to make any use they think right with the communication from India; secondly 'Nox proccessit' has been long out of print, but a great part of it is embodied in 'The hour before the Dawn' which Miss Forsaith had; thirdly JB would like a note to go from our British Committee to our Dutch Abolitionists expressing our disapproval of this war and our opposition to our Government's action, with a copy to Pierson and to Minod.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Nox proccessit' was republished in 'The Hour before Dawn' an appeal to Men 1876. Published anonymously for the Social Purity Alliance a French translation was published the same year in Paris. Josephine Butler's name appeared on the top of the 2nd ed 6 years later. The English ed and the French translation were both much in demand as late as 1898 (see letter of 29 Sep 1898 JB to Miss Forsaith). This pamphlet embodies a great part of an early publication 'Nox processit' which went out of print some time before the publication of 'the hour before the Dawn' 1876

'Mrs Butler would like a note or address to go from our British Committee to our Dutch Abolitionists expressing our disapproval of this war and our opposition to our Government's action' The Boers delivered their ultimatum to the British Government 9 Oct 1899. Later JB was to alter her attitude of total disapproval. See 'Native races and the war, 1900' by Josephine Butler

Biog: Mme Louise Bergner, Pierson, M Minod