Josephine Butler to Miss Mary [Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Was expecting 'a burst up in the WLF on the ground of those principles, purity and the suffrage, but I did not anticipate it so soon'. Thinks that if such a hostile resolution is carried they could appeal to the whole constituency and they would not fear the result of that.

Administrative / Biographical History

4 Jun [c.1888] Date: no year but may be 1888. See letter of 6 May 1888, which deals with her going up to London to attend a Committee meeting of the WLF. 'I quite expected that there would be a burst up in WLF on the grounds of those principles, purity, and the suffrage.' See letter of 27 Feb in which JB voices fears that the Liberals will vote against woman suffrage, and letter of 6 May whose she speaks of attending the WLF meeting. Biog: Mrs Lawrence; Miss Chapman; Miss Crowne. (all WLF).