Josephine Butler to Mr Edmondson

Scope and Content

Written from 120 Boulvart Magenta, Paris. General view: 'I do not find indifference, but O! many trials and of a peculiar kind'. Addressed a meeting that day in the Committee room of the Prison and Hospital of St Lazare (Le Cours' Prostitute Prison). Relates horrors she had seen glimpses of (including some hundreds of little girls from 5-11 years who were prostitutes).

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuesday night 15 Dec 1874

'I addressed a Meeting today in the Committee room of the Prison and Hospital of St Lazare' (Le Cours Prostitute prison)

See also her letter to Mr Edmondson on 17 Feb which describes a visit to St Lazare Prison Hospital (in Black Book 1st cont trip 1874/1875 p 74

Biog: Mr Edmondson; Madame MacMahon (wife of MacMahon, solider and statesman)