Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Miss Willard has written begging her to go over to America and she has told her it is impossible. She thinks that Mrs Steward of the LNA is by far the best person to go. Wishes she could see them to discuss things but at the moment tied at home. Their son [George] was got home with difficulty; they are very anxious about him [see letter from JB to Miss P. written just before this]

Administrative / Biographical History

22 Feb 1888. 'We got our son home with difficulty.' See letter of 17 Feb in which she describes George's illness and her summons to nurse him at Toynbee Hall. Biog: Miss Willard(American, President of the WWCTU]; Mrs Steward; Mr Naoroji, Dadhobai.