Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Gives details about subscribers; sends minutes of last meeting. Relates that Mr, Fothergill's case is to be considered and the term of his services to be decided, She is suffering such severe headaches that she 'cannot invent a complimentary resolution about him' but thinks they may safely speak of his 'zeal, conscientiousness and ability'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wednesday [22 Apr 1874]

Date: after letter of 10 Apr 1874 (JB to Miss Priestman) in which she favoured the resolve to discharge Fothergill 'Mr Fothergill accepts his dismission with meekness' say [22 Apr 1874] for date

'Mr Fothergill's case is to be considered'

JB herself did not think a great deal of Fothergill

See letters: JB to HJ Wilson 7 Apr 1873; and 10 Apr 1873; 28 May 1873, JB to Miss Priestman 10 Apr 1874

Biog: Mr Fothergill (Agent); Mrs Tanner