Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester (dictated). After long consideration, she thinks Geneva would be the most desirable place for next year's triennial Congress of the Federation. Lists four reasons for the choice. 'We think Canon Butler just a little better'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'... I have been myself convinced that Geneva would be the most desirable place [for our next years triennial Congress of the Federation]. This was decided and the Congress of the Federation met at Geneva Sep 1889. 'our workers there are anxious for some new impulse to be given to carry the final victory which they hope is not far distant.' This hope was not fulfilled. First came the defeat of 1896 and after that it was not till 1927 that the system of state run brothels was finally swept away.