Josephine Butler to Dr Carter

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Sends two notices, which may afford matter for the 'Medical Enquirer' [See Note]. It is believed that the 'Mercantile marine Hospital Bill' will contain provisions to be applied to men. Suggests that they might get a copy of the Return presented to the House last Thursday which will be the latest police report. Thinks Stansfeld's fears about Dr Drysdale's article are too strong, but he (Dr Drysdale) should not be allowed to poison the 'Medical Enquirer' 'we should be much better without such a fellow worker'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Monday [29 Mar 1875] Dated by Stansfeld's remark on Dr Drysdale's article in his letter of 7 Mar 1875, as 29 Mar 1875.

'Matter for the 'Medical Enquirer' - See note, J Stansfeld to Dr Carter 7 Mar 1875

'The Mercantile Marine Hospital Services Bill' - See note, JB to HJ Wilson 27 Mar 1875

'Dr Drysdale's article' - See letter of J Stansfeld to Dr Carter 7Mar 1875 in which he castigates the article and wishes it withdrawn. This remark dates this letter approximately

'Capt Harris'

Head of the Metropolitan Police and therefore responsible for the report on the work of the special police under the CD Acts

Biog: Mr Stansfeld; Dr Drysdale; Dr Carter; Capt Harris; Sir H Selwyn Ibbetson; Dr Taylor