Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

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Written from [Wimbledon]. Hopes she will be well enough to come to the meeting on the 29th, even if not to speak. Fighting to keep off bronchitis. Fears 'this epidemic' [influenza] may deprive us of many at our meeting.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I think I must keep my room till the 29th'

This was a reference to the Annual Meeting of the LNA held that year on 29 May at the Memorial Hall Farringdon St. JB had missed the Annual Meeting the year before and was set on making this one a great success. (See letter of [1 May 1891])