Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

To say she has written to Sir Harcourt. Both Mr Stansfeld, herself and her husband think it is very important to get some reliable information from Belgium 'because all the most recent pro-Act writers on the Continent praise it up as the Paradise of Regulation'. J Nathan writes that Mrs Garratt Anderson [first English woman doctor to qualify and practise in England] 'has appeared in Rome and is setting herself to oppose their work'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Monday [12 Apr 1875]

'Mr Stansfeld and we think that it is very important before the 23 Jun to get some reliable information from Belgium' - 23 Jun was the date set for Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for Repeal of CD Acts to be discussed in the House (it was rejected: Ayes 126; Noes 308)

Biog: Nathan; Dr Garrett Anderson