Written from Liverpool. Has suggested to Scottish enquirers for someone to oppose Sir G Balfour eg Prof James Bryce, a Scotchman with the right views on women etc.
Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson
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Administrative / Biographical History
JB wished to present Prof James Bryce to the Scottish electors: James Bryce (1838-1922) was Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford (1870-1893) and in the General Election of Jan 1874 he unsuccessfully contested the borough of Wick. In 1880 he was returned to Parliament for the Tower Hamlets division
In 1885 he was returned by a large majority for South Aberdeen, a seat which he held until he retired from the House of Commons in 1906.
See note on letter of JB to the various Branch Associations of the LNA May 1872
Biog: James Bryce, Sir Gerald Balfour