Josephine Butler to Mr S Solomon

Scope and Content

Dictated letter. Written from Liverpool to SS at Cape Town. Interested to read in the journal he had sent that the legal opinion of assault involved the CD Acts was the same as the one they got from the late Solicitor General. About the Basuto war, many people in England are filled with grief and shame about England's part in it.

Administrative / Biographical History

Under the name of Basutoland a British Protectorate from 1868. It was never part of the Republic of South Africa and achieved self-government in 1965 and independence within the Commonwealth as the Kingdom of Lesotho in 1966. JB asks him if he would 'send me some sort of a public word of sympathy to be read at our great gathering in London in June'. This was a reference to the International Conference of the Federation held in London, 20-22 Jun 1881. Biog: Mr Saul Solomon.