Henry Wilson to Mrs Elizabeth Andrews and Dr Kate Bushnell

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Carbon copy of letter. Written from Osgathorpe Hills, Sheffield.

With regard to her meetings up and down the country he pointed out in many cases the invitations to hold meetings came from branches of the 'British Women' who had often made things difficult for the ladies and he had often wondered whether it would not be better for them to let Miss Forsaith make the arrangements for the meetings. Then he turns to their work in India: the cool season is now half over which would only give them 4-6 weeks for their work, but the Society has always had it in mind to make renewed investigations as to the actual state of affairs, though personally he would like to postpone their visit for several months. On the question of money: the British Committee is already spending a good deal more than its income so that he could hardly press more spending on the Committee; but other members may feel differently.

Administrative / Biographical History

[Talking of the meetings got up by the ladies in England] 'In many instances invitations have come from branches of the British Women, more or less divided among themselves ...' He here refers to the BWTA [British Women's Temperance Association], which contained a number of Lady Henry Somerset's supporters and were lukewarm over the aims and principles of the British Committee. (See Index under BWTA, also under Lady Henry Somerset)

Biog: Dr K Bushnell and Mrs Andrew