Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/08/40
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3383
  • Dates of Creation
      12 Mar [1874]
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      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Dealing with the discharge of their agent Mr Fothergill: it would be necessary to get a Quorum and pass a formal resolution discharging him and at the same time testifying to his zeal and industry. Suggests they might with some of the extra money saved from Mr F's salary make a grant to the Vigilance Committee 'for some of their work which trenches closest on our repeal work'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I enclose a letter which I have received from Mr Fothergill I wrote to him, and practically gave him his dismissal ...'

Correspondence had been going on between JB and the Priestmans and Mrs Tanner on the subject of the Agent, Mr Fothergill for more than a year (see letters of 10 Apr 1873; 28 May 1873; 21 Jul 1873; 5 Aug 1873; and continued after this letter: 10 Apr 1874; 4 May 1874 and 22 Apr 1874). JB found him impossible to work with as he was wordy and conceited. Finally in letter of 4 May 1874 JB writes 'Mr F accepts his dismission with meekness'

'I should be glad if we were able to make a grant to the Vigilance Committee'

See note on this, letter of 4 May [1874]

Biog: Mr Fothergill; Miss Wolstenholme (Elmy); Mr Burgess; Barton Dell