Josephine Butler to Mary Priestman

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Written from Malvern. She has been at Malvern with her son Charles and his little family but are all leaving shortly. She is constantly thinking of dear Mrs Tanner. Old Morgan, ed. Of the 'Christian', visited her on purpose to get information up to date. Has heard from Maurice Gregory that the Friends Association is very anxious that the LNA should continue its existence. Address to Cheltenham from next Monday

Administrative / Biographical History

22 Jul [1902] no year given but 1902 see letter of 14 Jul from Malvern.

For confirmation of year see JB's letter to H J Wilson dated Jul 14 1902 with address of North Malvern

'old Mr Morgan, Ed of 'The Christian' ... came from London on purpose to see me and to get information up to date'

For a more detailed account of the visit paid to JB by Mr Morgan see letter of 3.7.02 JB to Miss Forsaith

'Meanwhile Mrs Richardson continues to be energetic and is herself anxious to keep the LNA going'

Mrs Richardson of Cherry Hill House, York, was an old friend of JB and a tireless worker for the Cause. At the time of the Repeal of the CD Acts (1886) the Society for the Abolition of these Acts was disbanded but JB always maintained that the danger of a renewal wish to restore the Acts was always possible. This indeed happened in 1897 in connection with India. JB took up the cudgels again and felt justified in her continued refusal to disband the LNA


A famous resort of Germany for medical waters and baths. (The German equivalent of our 'Bath')

Biog: Mr Morgan, Maurice Gregory, Mrs Richardson