Josephine Butler to Mrs Clark

Scope and Content

Written from Wimbledon (dictated). Tells her of the honours paid to Belgian friends of the Cause by the King of the Belgians immediately after the Congress 'on account of the work they have done on behalf of public morality'. She would like to bring out an illustrated number of the 'Dawn' at Xmas giving portraits of 'some of our good Brussels friends'. With envelope.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I was glad to get out the 'Dawn' ... Mr Maurice Gregory has written a very nice account of the Congress in the 'Sentinel'.

See letter of Oct 20 about the 'Dawn' issue.

The account given in the 'Sentinel' may be found Nov 1891 p.164-171; a detailed day by day report of the speeches is given and a list of delegates from each country represented.

'I must thank you for your kind hospitality to my nephew, Arthur Bolton'

This was a brother of Rhoda married to Stanley (JB's 2nd son). His mother Emily Georgina (Dinnie) was a younger sister of JB who had 5 children by her 2nd husband Jasper Bolton.

'It was such a pleasure to see your group at the Congress, and the dear Clifton friends and Miss Bragg'

The mother of the Priestman sisters was Rachel nee Bragg and their daughter Helen was the wife of WS Clark so that Mrs Clark, with whom JB corresponded, was a niece of the Priestman sisters.

'The King of the Belgians'

This was Leopold II, King of the Belgians, Son of Leopold I who ruled 1865-1909.

Biog: Mrs Clark, Maurice Gregory, M de Laveleye, M Pagny, Arthur Bolton, Miss Bragg