Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from Bernerhof, Berne

'Please fish out a copy of my 'Voix dans le desert' in French and post it to Dr Dubois Havermith'

'He is quite ignorant of the fact that English women first took up the abolitionist movement, and he wants information'.

This book was published in French and German and consisted of Josephine Butler's addresses given on the Continent during the previous winter 1894/1895. These addresses spoken in French were never published in English, but were translated year by year into other languages.

'I wish he [Dr Havermith] read English for we might send him my book'

This refers to 'Reminiscences of a Great Crusade' published in Sep 1896.

'I fear dear Mme Gingins is failing'

The scenes in Geneva in Mar 1896 was a great blow to the old lady. She did however rally and did not die until 1906.

Crossed the Channel the previous Friday in dense fog.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Dr Dubois Havermith, Mme Gingins