Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Office of British Committee, 1 King Street, London. Just home from the North [see letter of 16 Oct] and she was called at once to the Office for a special Committee. Thinks they are facing a crisis [a general recrudescence of wish to bring back the CD Acts and the scandal of the continuance of the Regulation system in India]. Thinks they will have to give the word for action in the country. At the moment many friends fell they would like 'to put, unitedly, the whole matter in God's hands'.

Administrative / Biographical History

No year but refers to her 'little Balham home', and she acquired this in the early summer of 1893.

'I only got home from the North late last night' This was from her stay with her son, Stanley and family, at St. Andrews.

'Would Wednesday morning the 1st do for our committee?' 1 Nov was the date of the great meeting convened by the British Committee for the Abolition of Vice in India, from 3 onwards. Therefore the morning would be free for the LNA Committee.

Biog: Miss Estlin