Mrs Elizabeth Andrew to 'dear Friend' [Miss Forsaith]

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Written from 10 Finchley Rd, St John's Wood, London NW.

Both Mr Wilson and herself very anxious she should attend the Conference at the Westminster Palace Hotel Monday evening. Outlines their programme of meetings for the next four weeks with addresses for forwarding things. Asks if she can lend to Morgan and Scott [printers] 'the block from which the copies of the Registration Ticket which we got in India were struck off' [used to be for her English edition of the 'Queen's Daughters'

Administrative / Biographical History

'Tues morning we go to Rochdale for a meeting the same evening.' This was noted in the Shield: 'Rochdale WLA 15 Feb. A crowded meeting of women ... was held in the Assembly Room, Reform Club, Rochdale to hear addresses from Dr Kate Bushnell and Mrs Andrew.' A resolution deploring the re-introduction of the CD Acts in India was carried unanimously. (Shield Mar 1898 p 88)

'Next Monday [the 21st] we leave for Dublin. There until Friday.'

For the meetings held there see the 'Shield ' Mar 1898 p 88

On Friday we expect to go to the Curragh Camp with Mrs Coade for a meeting among the soldiers.'

The 'Shield' writes of 2 meetings held at the Curragh Camp on 26 Feb and 3 Mar, addressed by Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew. Meetings organised by C of E chaplain and the Wesleyan minister Rev WL Coade.

(See 'Shield' Apr 1898 p 99)

'We go to Birmingham ... if they settle on the date offered 3 Mar ... Fri and Sat 4 and 5 Mar and will be with Mrs Anna Fox.

'Birmingham. At a meeting ... on 4 Mar ... a strong memorial was proposed by Mr HJ Wilson seconded by Mrs Fox and supported by Mrs Andrew and Dr Bushnell ...' See the Shield Apr 1898 p 100)

'The block from which the copies of the Registration ticket which we got in India were struck off.' The American ladies brought back with them from India (during their visit of investigation 1890/1891) a ticket given them by one of the women, licensing her as a prostitute, signed by the Camp Magistrate and countersigned by the Army Surgeon.

This was produced at the sitting of the Departmental Committee appointed in 1893 to take evidence. The first witnesses called were the 2 American ladies.

(Josephine Butler by E Moberly Bell, p 230).

Biog: Mr Gledstone, Mrs Coade, Mrs Anna Fox, Mrs Walker