Josephine Butler to Mrs Fawcett

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Written from 2 Albany Place, St Andrews, Fife

Congratulating her on being appointed to go to South Africa about the Concentration Camps. 'Your Report will be weighty, as Miss Hobhouse's is not. Walter McLaren has asked her to ask Mrs Fawcett if she could obtain any information as to the existence of the CD Acts in the Cape Colony, or as to any attempts made in the Transvaal and Orange State to introduce the system. The latter seems unlikely. 'May God Bless you...and make your visit to the Camps of true service.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am so happy to learn that you are appointed to go to South Africa about the concentration camps' See note, letter of Thursday [7 Mar] 1901.

'Your report will be weighty as Miss Hobhouse's is not' The original report by Mrs Fawcett is part of 7MGF held at The Women's Library.

Biog: Mrs Fawcett, Miss Emily Hobhouse, Mr Walter McLaren