Josephine Butler to Mrs Clark

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Written from Wimbledon (dictated). She has been very occupied with correspondence over the Brussels Congress, hence her delay in answering her letter. Little Josephine now at Wimbledon with her and is improving. An important meeting of the International Congregational Union is taking place on Monday...promoted by Mr Stead. Suggests she will be interested to read the article in the Jul Review of Reviews on the Prince of Wales; some of the ideas were hers, Mr Gladstone read it and begged it might be less strong, the style of Mr Stead's.

Administrative / Biographical History

'There is an important meeting coming on next Monday of the International Congregational Union ... Mr Stead had promoted this meeting after consultation with myself'

20 Jul 1891 International Congress of Congregationalists pass resolution favouring equal moral law between the sexes and against Regulation.

RR 639A

A detailed report of this Congress is given in 'Dawn' Oct 1891 p.10-14.

The article in the Jul 'Review of Reviews' on the Prince of Wales may interest you.

Biog: Mrs Helen Clark, Mr WT Stead, Prince of Wales (Edward), Mr WE Gladstone