Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

Scope and Content

Thanks for 'deeply interesting letters' forwarded from Bligh and Mr Wilson. Mr Stansfeld has been over to see her; thinks it best to go about the prosecution quietly; pondering whether to ask for a special Committee of the House to enquire into the case; it shows up what a 'reign of terror' everybody seemed to be under these Acts at Aldershot.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Thanks for deeply interesting letters from Bligh and Mr Wilson'

See letter of 31 Mar 1875 Bligh to Mr Wilson from Aldershot giving the latest local news about the case and letter of 1 Apr 1875 giving his discussions with Mr Shaen and Mr Even (solicitor) on the legal aspects of the case

'Have you seen a strong article against the Acts in the 'Morning Advertiser'

See in envelope containing press cuttings and pamphlets about the Percy Case, a letter addressed to the Editor of the 'Morning Advertiser' by WB Williams and D Cooper of the 'Rescue Society' about 'the tragic death of a poor actress at Aldershot' a result of the system set up by the CD Acts

Biog: Bligh; Mr J Stansfeld