Josephine Butler to Dr Carter

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Written from Liverpool. Congratulates him on the success and opportuneness of his medical Memorial from Liverpool and she would like a list of the medical men who signed it. Manchester would like to try to do likewise. Thinks a clear protest should be made by all those Doctors who dissent from the doctors who declare 'our profession alone has a right to dictate in the matter of the CD Acts.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'You see Bruce has got a memorial in favour of the Acts signed by a 1000 doctors'

Dec 18 1871 Medical pro-Acts Memorial to Home Secretary (Rough Record 171) (See 'Shield' 6 Jan, 13 Jan 1872 p.782, 787

Date: This gives us the year in which the letter was written. Also watermark in note paper is 1871

Biog: Dr Carter; HA Bruce (later Lord Aberdare); Dr Chapman; Dr Drysdale; Charles Herford