Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Permissive Bill

See note on letter of JB to the various Branch Associations of the LNA May 1872

Biog: James Bryce, Sir Gerald Balfour