Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from Ewart, Northumberland.

She is convinced from long experience that foreigners will not come to the Conference in London unless they are personally invited and encouraged to feel they will be welcome. So she and Miss H. are writing scores of letters in French and German, and she has given the Tothill address to avoid confusion. Also writing to about 100 missionaries. She can get no reply, no suggestion about the Conference so finds she has to act boldly on her own. In ordering 10,000 copies of 'Storm Bell' for the Newcastle depot. Now that she cannot go about talking as formerly she rejoices she has this outlet. Refers to the strong tie between her boys and Stansfeld: 'he was so nice to young people'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The wreaths mentioned were for Sir James Stansfeld's funeral on 22 Feb.

Biog: Sir James Stansfeld