Josephine Butler to Mr Saul Solomon

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester to Cape Town. She wishes to emphasise that the list which she gave him was of places where the CD Acts have been imposed at one time or another by our Government (if it is a Crown Colony) or by the Colonial Government on the strong pressure brought to beat of advice from the Home Government. In most of them they still exist. The conflict is being sustained against them in South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. He will rejoice with them on their splendid triumph (the Abolition of the compulsory examination of women, 20 Apr 1883. Date: postmarked on envelope

Administrative / Biographical History

24 Apr 1883. 'You will rejoice with us in our splendid triumph... It was a fine sight when that large majority was declared.' RR 444 20 Apr 1883. 'Mr Stansfeld moved in House of Commons.' 'That this House disapproves of the compulsory examination of women under the CD Acts.' Carried by 182 to 110. Majority 72. Biog: Mr Saul Solomon.