Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

Scope and Content

Written at Rothbury by Morpeth. First part of letter provides an account of the Nathan family 'a first rate family to have got on our side'. Joseph is a devoted worker for the Cause in Italy. He also does translation work for them. Finds election news from Hartlepool puzzling. She still does not feel equal to facing a return to her home at Liverpool which is so 'crowded with associations of work'.

Short note at end to Mr Edmundson

Administrative / Biographical History

'about Hartlepool ... I can't make out from the papers whether Mr Richardson has really withdrawn'

A cutting from a Newcastle on Tyne newspaper of 20 Jul 1875 sent to Mr Wilson by Frederick Clark stated under the heading 'Hartlepool Election' that 'An application was yesterday made to the Lord Chancellor by Mr T Richardson, MP for Hartlepool for the formal grant to the Office of Steward of the Chiltern Hundreds. The paper named the 2 candidates as: Mr Isaac Lowthian Bell (Liberal); Major Duncan (Conservative) is arriving in Hartlepool in the course of the evening to consult with the leaders of party as to the course of action to be taken.

'A Voice in the Desert'

See letter JB to HJ Wilson 15 Jul 1875

Biog: G Nathan; David Nathan; Pere Hyacinthe; Ed du Pressense; Mr Edmondson; Mr Richardson; Major Duncan; Mr Isaac Lowthian Bell