Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Dated on receipt 1 Nov 1875. Asks her to read the enclosed letter and say whether she knows the writer and whether she (JB) could see the child when she comes to Sheffield. She has exhausted the fund for such cases and has not the strength for energetic begging; and with her long illness, expenses have been heavy. News of good work done in Alsace by Pastor Borel. He proposes to go to Marseilles 'the greatest depot of the white slave traffic'.

Notes: 'But I have exhausted the last penny of the fund I had collected ... for such work.'

Josephine Butler always kept up her interest in the work of the Vigilance Society which dated from her first years in Liverpool and took over for a time the secretaryship of the Society when Mrs Elmy nee Wolstenholme retired in Sep 1875 (see letter of 5 Sep 1875 JB to Miss Priestman).

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Pastor Borel.