Mrs Elizabeth Andrew to 'My dear friend' [Miss Forsaith]

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Lettercard. Written from Dublin.

Thinks Lady H has betrayed the memory of her friend Miss Willard as shown in the press clippings. They would greatly regret any move towards separate meetings for men and women and have written to Miss Cunningham that the arrangement for Dublin was quite exceptional and not to be made a precedent. Also that she much preferred mixed meetings but of course she could choose to have meetings for women only. Asks Miss Forsaith to send Miss Cunningham a few copies of JB's 'Recent Aspects, etc.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'We should reject it ... if our friends should ... insist upon separate meetings for men and women, and have written that the arrangements for Dublin was quite exceptional and not to be made a precedent'

Notice in the 'Shield' of Mar 1898, p 88:

'Mrs Andrew and Dr K Bushnell had good meetings in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon (22 Feb) for women only and on Wednesday evening at George's Hall, for men only. Mr Alf Webb in the chair. Resolutions of protest against State Regulation were passed by both meetings and ordered to be sent to all members for the City and County of Dublin. A Petition also for presentation to Parliament by the District member was signed and forwarded to the House of Commons'

'Will you kindly send Miss Cunningham a few copies of JB's 'Recent Aspects' etc.' A leaflet given in list of publications in the Shield: 'Present aspect of the Abolitionist Cause (1893)'

Biog: Lady Henry Somerset, Miss Willard, Miss Cunningham