Josephine Butler to Hatty [sister]

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Written from the Victoria Hotel, London. Had a bad crossing; also bitterly cold. Has managed to write a sketch of her last week in Paris to circulate among friends at home. Now sees that the place can be moved; it has become 'une question brulante'. Describes the last meeting she had there when the audience was moved to cries and groans of dissent when she was maligned. 'E. de Pressenne MP has taken up our cause, and some other well known men'. Tells her of 'the Italian lady' Miss Appia who has taken up the Cause so warmly.

Administrative / Biographical History

Friday 19 [Feb 1875]

'I an anxious to hear from you again ... about your poor invalid ...' 'Will you ... after Tully has read it ... will you let George have it'

The invalid mentioned was presumably 'Tully', sister of JB and Hatty. 'Tully' was the name Mrs Mary Ann Garston was known in the family. She did not die till 1893

'I had my last meeting on Wednesday night'

A description of this meeting may also be found in the letter from JB to Mr Edmondson 17 Feb 1875 (in Black Book first continental trip 1874/5 p 72)

Biog: Mr Edmondson; Morin (avocat); E de Pressense; Miss Appia