Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

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Written from Liverpool. Thinks it advisable to tell them something of Dr Hooppell's personality. To meet he is a most disagreeable man with a harsh and overbearing temper. At committees they put up with all this 'because of his energy and will, his clearness of head, his power or organising, and his soundness on the matter of Bruce's Bill and on all parts of our question. We cannot afford to lose him as a fellow worker'. Dr H, wishes for a little private talk with Mr Edmondson, Mr Clark, herself etc. before dinner at Sheffield.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aug 26 [1872]

'his [Dr Hooppell] soundness on the matter of Bruce's Bill'

Many Abolitionists supported the Bill. Hence JB's appreciation of any of her co-workers who opposed it absolutely as she did

For earlier note on Bruce's Bill see letter of JB to Mrs Wilson Feb 1872

Biog: Hooppell Rev Dr; Rev C E Collingwood; Mr Edmondson; Mr Clark; Frederick