Alfred Balkwill to H J Wilson

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/53/04
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5005
  • Dates of Creation
      17 Feb 1907
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Plymouth.

Describes how he met JB through his mother who from the first introduction to her threw herself into the movement. JB first impressed him as a speaker with her splendid courage and he found himself on her side 'by nature and by circumstances and by the charm of the cause being unpopular'

In Plymouth supporters of the members of the military establishment who supported the Acts formed a defensive alliance with the socially anxious, humanitarian elements in the town who wished to do something to mitigate disease. The recently deceased Mr Gledstone understood this and realised that hospital provision should be made for those suffering from venereal diseases.

He suggests that James Stuart might edit some of JB's writings to produce a worthy record of her life. He asks if they have a portrait for the 'Shield' 'with her handsome features lit up with the soul that ever filled them'