Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

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Written from The Cottage Hotel, Wooler, Northumberland.

Anxious to fix dates for the various meetings that are to be held. (1) LNA Meeting in between the Vigilance and the Women's Workers Conference (2) Suggestion that the British Committee and the LNA should hold their annual meeting conjointly, which she welcomes (3) suggests St Martin's Hall for their meeting. She hopes she may get to Ewart in ten days when the domestic staff return from convalescence. Asks her to send letter on to Miss Forsaith.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am too isolated here to be able to fix the dates, nor do I know the exact dates of vigilance and other meetings.'

The main meetings which took place in Jun and Jul which affected the LNA were:

* The White Slave Trade Conference, 21-23 Jun

* Friends' Repeal Association, 25 Jun

* International Congress of Women, 26 Jun to 4 Jul

* LNA, 3 Jul

White Slave Trade Conference - Meetings at Westminster Palace Hotel. For fuller account of this with JB's comments, see her letter of 11 Apr to Miss Forsaith; the 'Shield' Jul 1899, p 42, and the 'Storm Bell' for May of this year.

Friends' Repeal Association - held at Devonshire House, See 'Shield' Jul 1899, p 42

International Congress of Women - held at Church House, Westminster. 'Shield' May 1899, p.29; Jul 1899, p.47

LNA - held at Exeter Hall. The 'Shield' Aug 1899, p 49

'We none of us believe in Pasteur.' Pasteur (1822-1895) the famous discoverer of the organism that caused fermentation in alcohol and milk. Some of his later researches were on hydrophobia and for some time the Pasteur Institute, founded in 1888, was the only clinic where hydrophobia could be treated.

Biog: Ida Welhaven, Mr Coote