Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

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Written from Liverpool. Giving suggestions about the speakers etc. at the LNA annual meeting to be held at Birmingham. Urges them to make every effort to have a full meeting for the Vigilance Association in the afternoon.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I certainly prefer the smaller room'

In this letter JB was making arrangements for the Annual Meeting of the LNA which met on 22 Oct 1873 at Temple Row, Birmingham. [Rough Record 255]. At the meeting, speeches were made by JB, Mrs Tanner, Miss Tod, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Heritage, Mrs Richardson, Mrs McLaren and others (Reported in the 'Shield' 8 Nov 1873 p 363). Helen Clark was the wife of William Clark of Street and daughter of John Bright and Elizabeth Priestman

Biog: Helen Clark, Miss Lucy Wilson, Mrs Heritage, Miss Nicholson (Devonport), Miss Fox, Mlle Daubie, Pere Hyacinth and wife, Mrs Lucas, Mrs McLaren