Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

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Written from Cottage Hotel, Wooler, Northumberland.

Explains why she is unable to come and stay with her. Her three sons all want her to spend part of the year with them, then there is her sister Mrs Meuricoffre, abroad, with whom she is often away five months of the year. If she can get to London in Jun she hopes to see her friend then. On the Congress affair she is strongly of the opinion that Mr Wilson should write one of his clear and decided letters as Chairman of the British Committee, defining the position of the Federation and giving the reasons why we do not attend the Conference officially. This should be done now so that the Regulationists may not report that we are afraid of them. Dr Vinkhuysen of the Hague, though eminent in his profession has not received an invitation to the Congress and he has asked her what he can do about it.

Administrative / Biographical History

Apr 4 [1899]

'Dubois' - Dr Dubois Havenith, the originator and organiser of the Medical Conference held at Brussels, Sep 1899.'

Biog: Dr Dubois Havenith, M de Morsieur, Dr Vinkhuysen