Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

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Written from Pension Grindelwald.

Has just read Minod's paper prepared for the Brussels Conference on the question 'What measures of a general kind can be taken to prevent the diseases?', thinks it 'quite masterly'. She asks him to back this paper all he can and show that the views are theirs. Asks him to forward her letter to Stuart. Anxious to get Yves Guyot to come to the Geneva Conference as everyone at Geneva sympathises with his brave crusade in favour of Dreyfus. Sorry to hear that her sister's husband is getting weaker.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I have just read M Minod's paper which he has prepared for the Brussels Conference'

This was the Medical Conference (of Regulationists) held in Brussels on 4-8 Sep 1899. See letters about whether the Federation (Pri Cttee) should officially attend a Conference for which the general object was officially 'How Regulation can best be carried out'

(Circular letter of 21 Jan; JB 22 Apr 1899 and others)

'I am anxious to get Yves Guyot to come to our Geneva Conference for the public meeting'

The Conference of the Federation was held at Geneva 19-22 Sep 1899. For Guyot see Biog Index

'Dreyfus' For summary of affair see note letter of 3 Feb 1898

In the Jul issue of 'Storm Bell' 1899, are two articles on the release of Dreyfus

1. 'written 2 Jul the day after the landing in France of Capt Dreyfus' entitled 'The Triumph of Justice in France'

2. entitled 'Captain Dreyfus'

Biog: M Minod, Emile de Laveleye, Yves Guyot, Favon (ed of Genevois), Dr Fraur of Paris, Mr Meuricoffre, Dr Nevins