Josephine Butler to her friends [the Miss Priestmans]

Scope and Content

No address. No year but refers to subjects for the Congress, which was held in London Jul 1898.

Delighted with their Resolution [for the coming Congress] and hopes they have sent a copy to Mr Stuart. Talks of the difficulty of voting for members of Committees when the English vote will quite swamp the foreign votes. She is not pleased with the preliminary notice of the Congress in 'The Shield'. It only mentions two subjects; Hygiene and Legislation and she thinks they should get above that, and though including those questions they ''should make our gathering a moral impetus for all the world' [Incomplete one sheet only]

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am not at all pleased with the preliminary notice of the Congress in the 'Shield' ... only mentions two subjects - hygiene first and legislation

In the 'Shield' of Apr (p 101) notice of the date (12 Jul) and 'of eminent medical men from the Continent who are likely to take part in it'

Biog: Miss Bewicke