Report for 1902 by Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Addressed to Mrs Tanner and written in her own hand It deals with:

The visit of Maurice Gregory to the US in Oct 1901, already mentioned in last year's Report, and of his success there.

More recently MG's great work in India; the Regulations under the Cantonment Acts still exist with the sanction of the Government but there seem to be several influences undermining the prejudice in favour of them.

Much cause for anxiety in regard to South Africa with the aftermath of war 'but we will not be despondent'.

On the Continent much has been achieved; e.g. in France and Belgium more especially medical opinion has so far changed as to be expressed in formal Resolutions against the Regulation system.

But women must remember that this not only a medical question and that women must stand for the great principles of justice and equality.

Considers the progress of the Anti White Slave Traffic movement very encouraging.

Asks them to keep in constant remembrance the central group of Abolitionists workers in Switzerland with their 'able and unwearying Secretary M. Henri Minod.

To extend their sympathy more especially for the native women under the conquering races everywhere.

Administrative / Biographical History

No date but early in 1903