Josephine Butler to Miss Mary Priestman

Scope and Content

Written at 29 Tooting Bec Road, Balham.

Stated that she is feeling troubled about the coming Conference which was held in London in 1894.

'The question before us about the compulsory examination is so serious and the opposition of certain European Branches of the Federation ... is very strong'.

She notes that the countries most opposed to our strong views on the question are those which have no women workers to the fore. And there are only four women delegates coming from the whole of Europe. She suggests an informal meeting for women on one of the evenings of the Conference. (See letters from Josephine Butler of 29 and 26 Apr explaining the present situation in the international world.)

'my niece Emmie Thomas would type for me a number of slips ...'

Emmie Thomas, step-daughter of Emily, Josephine Butler's sister

Emmie did quite a bit of typing for her aunt.

Administrative / Biographical History

Emmie Thomas. A step-daughter of Mrs Emily Thomas, younger sister of Josephine, whose third marriage was to Mr FW Thomas, a widower with children. Mrs Thomas was at this period living at Clapham.

Biog: Ida Welhaven, Mme Du Chastain, Mme de Morsier, Emmie Thomas