Josephine Butler to Mr HJ Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from [Liverpool]. Cautions against undue haste in carrying out the foreign work and advises more deliberation, and especially advises delay before printing the Constitution as she is still awaiting answers to her questions from Humbert and Nathan. She wants to enlist his sympathy about James Stuart who is being grossly overworked and is showing signs of a breakdown. She encloses a letter which explains things and then asks him to hand it to Mr Moss who is attending to the lecture at Sheffield. She has written the same to a responsible man in each town. She wants to come to the Conference at Sheffield the following Wednesday (the 31st).

Administrative / Biographical History

Wednesday [24 Mar 1875]

'The lectures at Sheffield'

Between 1867 and 1875 Prof Stuart was occupied in starting and organising University Extension lectures beginning from Trinity College, Cambridge. From this experiment in adult education developed at the end of the century - the Womens Educational Association

'I want to come to the Conference at Sheffield on Wednesday'

This would be a week ahead, 31 Mar and would be the annual meeting of the Northern Counties League. In letter of 29 Mar to HJ Wilson JB confirms her arrival at their house on the 30th ready for attendance at the Conference on the 31st

Biog: M Humbert; Mr Nathan; Mme Venturi; Jules Favre; M de Pressense; Prof Hornung; Pere Hyacinthe (Charles Loyson); Mr Gillett; James Stuart