Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

Scope and Content

Written from Mrs de Selincourt's, Eversley Bedford Hill, Balham. No year but letter carries on from letter of 19 Jun about Mrs Tanner's illness. Also says she is in her 75th year. Saying she is much distressed to hear of her friend's failing health.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Perhaps Miss Bragg would kindly write for you' The mother of the Priestman sisters was Rachel Bragg so this Miss Bragg would probably be a cousin

'We must search for a fitting person to take the arduous duty of financial secretary'

The question of getting help for Mrs Tanner was brought up in 1899 at the Annual Meeting of the LNA on 3 Jul and the suggestion was then made of getting Mrs Tanner's great niece Mrs Clothier (nee Clark) (daughter of Helen and WS Clark of Street). See letters of 1 Jul JB to Miss Forsaith; 1 Jul JB to Mr W Clark and 3 Jul 1899

Biog: Mrs Tanner, Miss Bragg