Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Mrs Tanner]

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. To do with Agents and other details of the work. Thinks Mr Fothergill should be given notice but told that the Committee would consider his proposal to do some share of their work still. Has had a charming letter from Thomas Burt MP 'he writes a real illiterate working man's hand, and yet he is in Parliament bless him'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The £10 to George Howell was for his Election expenses at Aylesbury'

George Howell contested Aylesbury as a Liberal trades-unionist in 1868 and again in 1874 and was defeated on both occasions

'our Vigilance work against the 9 hours bill'

See note on Mundella's Bill in letter from JB to Mr Edmondson 1 Dec [1873]

'This delay about a leader is discouraging them'

See note on this subject in letter from JB to Miss Priestman, 28 Feb 1874

Biog: George Howell; Mr Thomas Burt; Mr Burgess (Agent); Mr Fothergill (Agent)