Josephine Butler to Mr McLaren

Scope and Content

Written from Brussels

Information about the present situation regarding the new movement in the Scandinavian German world supported by doctors and lawyers 'solely a masculine work' [See letter of 20 Apr 1894]. They propose to hold a conference at Christiana and have suggested that the Federation should decide to have their annual meeting coinciding with the Norwegian Congress in Sep. Butler is wholly opposed to this idea. It would help them greatly if they had before them 'the prohibitive legislation proposed and already communicated to India' by the Westminster Committee at their meeting in Jul

This letter is similar to Butler's letter dated 20 Apr 1894 to Mrs Tanner, etc:

See also note for letter dated 26 Apr on Dr Getz and his 'Projects de Loi' and on 'The Bill to amend the Cantonment Act'

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr McLaren: This was Walter Stowe Bright McLaren, younger son of the late Duncan McLaren and Priscilla Bright, sister of John Bright and Jacob Bright.

In 1893 he became Chairman of the British Committee so that Sir James Stansfeld could step down as Chair to sit on the Departmental Committee which heard evidence of Mrs Andrew and Dr K Bushnell after their memorable visit to India.

Biog: Mr WSB McLaren, M Minod, Dr Getz, Mr Westerberg, Mr Tamm, Miss Welhaven