Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

Copy of letter. Written from Liverpool. Asks him to forward this letter devoted to the present aspect of their Continental work to Mr F Wheeler of Rochester who acts for the Friends' Association. She asks whether they will support her in the appointment of a continental agent already at work whom she suggests could not be offered less than £250.00 a year. At present he retains his post of Professor at £400 a year as he and his wife depend on it for subsistence, and do their work only in the evenings. Given a list of his qualifications and the posts he has held; also the advantages of operating from a neutral country like Switzerland. Speaks of her only daily struggles with languages which she was unaccustomed to speak in.

Note at end 'M Humbert has a very wise and clever wife who works with him'

Administrative / Biographical History

'Continental work'

See note on this in letter same date also to HJ Wilson


Wife of HJ Wilson and a co-worker with him

Biog: Mrs Charlotte Wilson; Mr Edmondson; Mr Edward Backhouse; Mr Wheeler of Rochester; M Humbert and wife; Mr Albright; Mr Martineau; Mrs Kenway; Mr and Mrs John Wycliffe Wilson (brother of HJW)