Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/10/53
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3375
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Apr 1875
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Announces that she has just sent the enclosed (a resume of Italian news) to 1400 newspapers. The 'Shield' is full of the Percy case and told her there would be no space for any foreign news till May. Sir Harcourt especially interested in this foreign news. Thinks he might do well on the executive. Finds the Italian [see letter of 12 Mar] very useful over summarising the Italian doctors' arguments.

Note added to letter of 10 Apr dated 11 Apr to acknowledge and thank him for letter. Still trying to get a man for France [see letter of 9 Apr]

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday night.

'Miss Percy'

This was the daughter of Mrs Percy who committed suicide. (See note letter of 3 Apr 1875 JB to Dr Carter). To ensure her safety Josephine took her into her own home

'Mr Du Bourg is now writing some French appeals for me, and gradually translating Mireur'

For description of contents of this book see letter of JB to Dr Carter [3 Apr 1875]

'how pleased I was to meet your brother and sister in law'

This would be John Wycliffe Wilson, a younger brother of Henry Wilson. He took over most of the family business so that his brother (Henry) could devote himself to the League. (The family business was a smelting works in Sheffield)

Biog: Mr Stansfeld; Sir Harcourt Johnstone; Mr John Wycliffe Wilson; Mr Arthur Albright; Charles Burrell; Mr Llewelyn; Mr Bligh; Alex Balfour; Mr Nathan; Mme Edith Leupold; Mr Crosfield; Prof Hornung; Mr Du Bourg