Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Photocopy letter. Written from Villars sur Ollons.

Thinks her friend was quite right to cut her connections with the Stansfeld Memorial [see note] on account of Miss Browne and Mrs Pennington. Interesting developments are happening in France, Geneva and elsewhere but she cannot write to all.

'Had the task of coaching all the different speakers for Colmar' with M. Minod. The Colmar Conference (18-20 Sep 1895) and was the 1st Congress of the International to be held in Germany and Josephine Butler was very anxious that it should be a success. (For a report of this Conference, see 'Dawn' Oct 1895)

Mr Stuart adds to their difficulties by confusing two such different persons as Felix Bovet and Bridel. She wishes her friend and Harriet were here both to pour out her heart to and to share jokes with

Administrative / Biographical History

'The Stansfeld Memorial' This was set up by the women of England as a 'Memorial of their gratitude to a statesman who have constantly striven for equality of men and women in all respects before the law, and has felt no personal sacrifice too great in his devotion to freedom, justice and morality' The presentation was made on 15 Oct 1895 at the Westminster Town Hall. (For details see 'Dawn' Oct 1895 p 24)

Biog: Miss Browne, Mrs Pennington, Mr Felix Bovet, Mr Bridal, M A de Meuron