Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from [Ewart, Northumberland]

Fears Miss Humbert will have to leave her in three weeks time if not sooner as her father is much weaker. Gives the financial details of the Jan and Feb numbers of the 'Storm Bell'. Wonders what she will do when Miss Humbert leaves.

Administrative / Biographical History

2 Mar [1898]

'Thanks for the letters from Ireland about that interesting soldiers' meeting' In the Shield of Apr 1898 p 99 and meetings in connection with the visit last month of Mrs Andrew and Dr Bushnell to Ireland are reported

'A very successful meeting was held on the night of 26 Feb in the Curragh Camp ... Mrs Andrew and Dr Bushnell were listened to with earnest attention'

'I should think some of Alfred Dyer's tracts would be suitable for the soldiers'

Alfred Dyer was a Quaker publisher and specialised in the publishing of books and pamphlets on social questions

'I hope the Americans won't be worn out working so hard in bad weather'

This refers to the two American ladies, Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew who were at that time speaking at meetings all over the United Kingdom

Biog: Alfred Dyer, Mr Cooker, Miss Humbert, Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew