Mr Wilson to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Copy of letter. Finances of the League in good shape and she need not fear that the supporters of the League will give enough for her foreign work as well. Thinks that the English part of the Federation should be convened at once in Liverpool. He is concerned at the toll her work has taken of her. 'Do save yourself as much as possible'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Do save yourself as much as possible'

JB's close friends were acutely aware of the toll taken by her on the campaign in Paris followed by the tour extending to Italy and Switzerland. It was not only physical but mental and spiritual (she could never bring herself to talk or write of the horrors of St Lazare prison, hospital and general depot for all the unhappy women of Paris). The result was a complete temporary breakdown, which meant her giving up work for several months

Biog: Mr Edmondson; Mr Stansfeld; Mr Banks