Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester (dictated to Mr Stuart). Lays down the electoral policy to be followed: to find out what view the candidates take on the Act and to vote for the one most satisfactory. Encloses circular written by Mr Stuart and she would advise having it printed without delay.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The thing to be done just now [about election policy]' Throughout 1885 the political situation was uncertain. See Note attached to letter of 13 Apr 1885 on the election of 1885 and 1886.