Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

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Postcard. Written from Liverpool. Glad to hear of a man like Dr Whittle whose ideas are much the same as her friend's 'adding an Electoral Union' (see Manifesto of 8 Jun 1872) if it can be achieved'. Asks him to try his hand at a placard.

Administrative / Biographical History

Postmark 13 Jun 1872

'You might attack first the places represented by the 150.' - An elaboration of the best strategy to follow for election with the then impending General Election in view may be found in the circular letter of May 1872: 'You will have perceived that a Deputation of 150 members of Parliament has waited on Mr Bruce [on 11 May] to request the continuance of the Acts. We shall be able I hope to get the names of these members, and this will be almost as useful to us as a Division List, for future use.'

'Electoral Union' - See the original document was drawn up 8 Jun 1872 (later called Electoral League) and signed by Ewing Whittle MD. and 12 others. For further details see letter of JB to Mr Clark 6 Jul 1872.

Biog: Mr Morgan; Mr Browne; Dr Ewing Whittle