Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

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Written from The Cottage Hotel, Wooler, Northumberland.

Complains of the bad illnesses (congestion of the lungs) she has had that winter (she has not left her room for five weeks). Dr Havenith has written to her three times urging her to come to Brussels. She replied by stating the views of the Federation, and that she as an officer if the Federation felt she could not accept his invitation. Dr H. wrote again, and she is puzzled as to their motives. 'Are they sincere?' She considers it would not be wise for either Henry Wilson or Mr Stuart to go to Brussels 'unless the Federation adopts a complete change of tactics'. The same does not apply to Dr Nevins who can go purely as a doctor and not as a delegate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Good Friday, 31 Mar 1899

Biog: Dr Dubois Havenith, Dr Nevins, M. Le Jeune