Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

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Photocopy of letter. Written from Lausanne

A meeting in the large Hall of the Reformation was broken up by a mob paid by rich keepers of the 'houses' to 'break up every meeting'. Some of the young Genevois ladies thought that Josephine Butler would be horrified at the abuse and calumny about her in the papers especially in the 'Genevois', so she went straight to the Office and asked to see the Editor. He was out so she gave her card to one of the clerks writing on it 'my best compliments to the Editor' Tableau! But 'before they had recovered their equanimity I had gone!' She is specially concerned at the moment about the safety of Albert Thomas (editor of 'The Signal') and Minod (Secretary General of the Federation) as the mob are around their offices every day threatening to wreck them, and it would be a great loss to the Federation if all their archives were lost. The time is now short, voting is on Sunday 22 Mar

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Albert Thomas (editor of the 'Signal'), Henri Minod, Prof Louis Bridel, de Meuron