Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Devotes her letter to woman's suffrage. Does he care about it? She supports it as a means of getting rid of the Acts. 'If I were not working for repeal I should throw my whole force into getting the suffrage'. Has he any suggestions as to how they could promote it without injury to their own particular work.

Administrative / Biographical History


'Mr Henley's last speech is printed as a leaflet'

See letter from JB to Mr RF Martineau 27 May 1873 in which she describes the effect of Mr Henley's speech on the occasion of the debate in the 2nd Reading of Fowler's Repeal Bill, 21 May 1873, both on the House and on herself

'Woman's Suffrage' - Other letters in which JB stresses the importance of women obtaining the vote are 12 Nov 1873, 18 Nov 1873 and 19 May 1873

Biog: Mr Henley; Egerton Legh; Mr Edmondson