Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

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      GB 106 3JBL/05/40
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3172
  • Dates of Creation
      [24 Aug 1872]
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Written from Liverpool. Asks him to write to Madame Venturi editor of the 'Shield', who has expressed interest in the Northern League movement, telling her of the approaching Conference and asking her if she can report it in the 'Shield'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday [Aug 24 1872]

'Northern League' - This body, officially called the Northern Counties League was the 1st regional body to be set up. The moving spirit behind this was HJ Wilson backed by Josephine who naturally took a keen interest in anything to do with her beloved North where she lived till she married. JB refers in this letter to the approaching Conference, which was held at Sheffield 29 Aug 1872 to establish the NC League for the Repeal of the CD Acts. HJ Wilson was appointed Hon Sec. She was always happy to speak for the Cause in that area for was she not a Grey and so received with a warmth accorded perhaps to no other family

(Rough Record Aug 20 1872 no 205)

'Great Marlborough St Committee' - This was the Committee of the National Association for the abolition of the Acts, the central body of the organisation, with offices at Gt Marlborough St. Moved to 27 Great George St, Westminster 19 Apr 1873.

(For note on the 'National Association' see note accompanying 2 pcs Banks to HJ Wilson 31 May 182 and 6 Jun 1872)

Biog: Emilie A Venturi, Mr Edmondson