Josephine Butler to [Miss Priestman]

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Found the London Reception Committee hopeless about doing anything so she has arranged about the visitors with writing help from Miss Forsaith. Would like to meet the sisters the day before the 11th to tell them of the difficulties with the Getz Bill [see letters of 20 Aug 1894 and 29 Jul 1895 and their continental friends

Administrative / Biographical History

'This being Saturday I have little chance of sending you answers from the ladies till Monday' This probably refers to the two American ladies, Dr Katharine Bushnell and Mrs Andrew. They were present at the Congress, 12-15 Jul. (See Shield Aug 1898 p 130)

'Dr Katharine Bushnell recounted her experiences along with Mrs Andrew and spoke in detail of the new regulations used in India as just shown by Mr Stuart ...' (p 147)

'The difficulties with the Getz Bill and our Continental friends'

For Dr Getz and his 'Projets de Loi' see letters dated 13 Jan 1893 for Manifesto of LNA, 20 Apr; 26(2); 25 Jun, 27 Dec 1894; 3 May; 29 Jul 1895

'How I wish I could see you and your sister the day before the 11th'

The Conference held that year in London lasted from 12-15 Jul so that the suggested date for a meeting, the 10th, would give JB time to talk over any difficulties that were bound to arise

Biog: M de Meuron, Mrs Stirling, Mrs Amos, Dr Getz