Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner and Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester [not in her handwriting, dictated?]. Has nearly concluded her address to the LNA; will send them proofs quickly so that they can make suggestions if necessary. Fanny Albert of the Moral Reform Union and Mr Dyer of the 'Sentinel' have both asked for her views on the same things as her friends so the pamphlet should fill a need. Refers to the case of the Dutch Socialist who spoke so well during the Congress, who has been sentenced to Solitary Confinement in prison. Whatever their sympathies however they (the Federation) must keep clear 'of meddling openly with any Special Class'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday 15 Jan 1887. 'My address to the LNA which will I see from almost a pamphlet ... I must ask you, do your funds justify you in publishing this for me? This was finally published as a pamphlet: 'The Revival and Extension of the Abolitionist Cause Winchester, Doswell, 1887. This would she hoped answer the many enquiries she had about what their future work would be. She cites Fanny Albert of the Moral Reform Union and Mr Dyer of the 'Sentinel' as wanting to show something of my views just now.' A 2nd ed of this was published by Dyer Bros in 1888. For Note on the 'Sentinel' See letter of 7 Nov 1886 M Humbert to JB. 'The Pioneer': The monthly paper of the Social Purity Alliance; it was started in 1873 by Fanny Albert. Biog: Miss Fanny Albert; Mr Alfred S Dyer.