Plymouth Speech

Scope and Content

Text of an address to be made at Plymouth by Josephine Butler. Josephine was in Plymouth in Sep 1872 when the Social Science Congress met there 9-14 Sep.

Administrative / Biographical History

Text of speech to be made in Plymouth by JB. JB was at Plymouth in Sep 1872 where the Social Science Congress was held 9-14 Sep. There is no trace of this text in any of the speeches made by JB at Plymouth in:

1) A public meeting held at St James' Hall Plymouth on Thursday 12 Sep Rev W Elliott presiding

2) Public meeting held by the LNA at the Mechanics Institute Devonport, Sat 14 Sep Mrs Lucas in the Chair

(Reported at length in the 'Shield' Sep 21 1872 pp 1083-89)

'Mr Annis and his companions do not wait until their prey has learnt how to escape them'

(For note on Chief Inspector Annis of Devonport see note on him in letter of JB to Miss Priestman 14 Mar 1870)

Biog: Chief Inspector Annis