Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of a letter. Written from Ewart, Wooler, Northumberland

She is just starting for London and will come to Committee on Thursday. 'What a pitiful hybrid monster Lady Henry has brought forth!' This referred to Lady Henry's letter to Lord George Hamilton, published in the Times on 21 Apr 1897, in which she declared herself in favour of Regulation and suggested a system worse than that previously in force]. Tells her friend that Mr Gregory has printed a letter she wrote to him as a Supplement to this month's 'Sentinel'

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Lady Henry Somerset's letter to Lord George Hamilton

From 'Rough Record' 21 Apr 1897 no 844

'A notice of Lady Henry Somerset's letter to Lord George Hamilton in reference to his Despatch of 26 Mar 1897, published in 'Times' 21 Apr, which gave six propositions. (The text of these propositions was given in the 'Shield' for May 1897 p 7. They were not only pro-Regulation but suggested a system more repellent than that previously in force. Lady Henry's retraction was given Feb 1898. (See Rough Record no 956) as follows:

'Lady Henry Somerset's retraction' appeared in some of the daily papers. (See 'Shield' and 'Sentinel' Mar 1898).

For dates concerned in this:

See letter marked 'Private' Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith dated c 24 Apr 1897


A continuation of the 'National League Journal' organ of the 'Working Men's League for Repeal'. For further details about the 'Sentinel' see letter dated 21 Feb 1897 Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith.

Biog: Lady Henry Somerset, Mr Gregory