Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland.

Written at length about organisation of Congress: length of speeches with special reference to foreigners: opening meeting; annual meeting of LNA. Asks him to excuse her rambling letter but five of her household are in bed with influenza. Has written 100 letters to missionaries.

Administrative / Biographical History

'We propose (the LNA) that the Thursday evening public meeting should be the annual meeting of the Ladies National'

The LNA held its 29th anniversary meeting at Exeter Hall on the evening of Thursday 14 Jul. JB occupied the chair. (For details see the 'Shield' Aug 1898 p 147)

'I promised not to bother him (Mr Stuart) till the central Hackney Election was well over'

Mr Stuart was MP for Hoxton division of Shoreditch from 1885 till 1900

From 1890-1898 he took an active part in Newspaper work s London, he was chairman of Board of Directors of the 'Star' and started the 'Morning Leader' the 1st 1/2d morning newspaper. (From 'Reminiscences' by James Stuart)

[Speaking of arrangements for the Federation Conference to be held in London in Jul JB says:]

'This was quietly arranged so as not to have too large a group, and in order to leave out poor 'Sarah' who few seem to get on with'

'poor Sarah' was Mrs Amos, widow of Sheldon Amos, jurist

Biog: Dr Bushnell & Mrs Andrew, M Minod, Mr Pierson, Aaron Powell, Dr Stouken Koff, Dr Lutard, Dr Flaux, Miss Browne, Mrs de Selincourt, Mrs Terrell, Miss Mason, Miss Whitehead