Josephine Butler to Miss Mary Priestman

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Written from Wimbledon. Now favours the idea of Mr Arrowsmith as a publisher, and asks her friend if she will go to him and ask him one or two questions for her .

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mr Arrowsmith as a Publisher' JB used Arrowsmith for many years for printing periodicals, reports, pamphlets, etc. He was based in Bristol. In the end 'Recollections of George Butler' was published jointly by Arrowsmith (Bristol) and Simpkin Marshall (London).

'My cousin Austin Birrell, MP.' The sister of JB's father John Grey married the Rev Henry Gray and their daughter Harriet married the Rev Charles Birrell and their son was Austin Birrell (1850-1933). The writer Charles Birrell was a Baptist minister with a chapel at Wavertree near Liverpool and he helped JB in her 1st attempt to succour women outcasts in Liverpool, when the Butlers first moved there in 1866.

Biog: Austin Birrell MP; Dean Kitchin