Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/40/29
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4783; 95
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Mar 1898
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      1 item

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Postcard. Written from Wooler, Northumberland

To say she has been asked whether 'any question has been asked in the House of Commons as to Lord George Hamilton's telegraphing on the 8 Jul 1897 his sanction to repeal the Act of 1895? It seems extraordinary that he has not been called to account'. She cannot answer it and asks Miss Forsaith to pass it on to Mr Wilson.

Administrative / Biographical History

Postmark Wooler, 19 Mar 1898

'Has any question been asked in the House of Commons as to Lord George Hamilton telegraphing on the 8 Jul ... his sanction to repeal the Act V of 1895?'

Two entries in Rough Record relate to above:

22 Jul 1897 no 889 - Bill repealing Act V of 1895 passed by the Legislative Council of Simla of 1895

23 Jul no 892 - ... [Lord George Hamilton had wired his consent on 6 Jul and confirmed it by despatch on 8th

See pamphlet and leaflets, 'New Indian Cantonment Regulations', interview with Archdeacon Wilson, 'The Truth about Certain Rules'

'The Truth about Certain Rules' etc. by Joseph Edmondson. The 'Shield' describes it as 'a subtle and utterly destructive analysis of the ostensible policy of 'similar treatment' as between venereal and other contagious diseases ...' (See the 'Shield' May 1898 p 109)