Photocopy of incomplete letter (last two pages only). Written from Mrs de Selincourt's, Eversley, Bedford Hill, Balham.
She gives an account of a meeting held during the International Congress of Women in London, 26 Jun-4 Jul 1899, related to her by some of her friends who were present. Mrs Creighton (wife of Bishop Creighton) presided, and the paper was read by Mrs HJ Wilson on the subject: 'Social necessity for an equal moral standard for men and women'. Mrs Creighton considers it 'a most painful subject' and begged that all young women would withdraw. No one moved. Towards the end Mrs Sarah Amos provoked a scene by inviting all the young women to Monday evening's meeting; Mrs Creighton lost her head, had a hysterical outburst and accused them all of blasphemy. It all confirmed her maid Annie's remark: 'Wherever your position up, Madam, there is sure to be a row.'