Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/24/07
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4029
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Feb 1885
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Warmest thanks for the very liberal grant from the LNA [see letter of 23 Jan]. Makes suggestions about possible times for a Committee meeting in London in the coming week.

Administrative / Biographical History

10 Feb 1885 'I could get to London on Tuesday evening.' 10 Feb being a Tuesday date of this Tuesday 17th. 'my sister is so far away and I am not staying with her.' This was Mrs Garston who moved to London after the death of her husband in 1873. Address was: 19 Stafford Terrace. 'I quite approve of the advertisements by Willing in the underground railway and the other suggestions she [Miss Bewicke] makes.' The Metropolitan and District lines linking up the main line railway stations north of the river were known as the underground railway. These (as they still are) were partly underground. The earliest part of the system was opened in 1863 and the trains were run on steam. The first deep level electric railway ('tubes') The City and South London were opened in 1890 and in 1898 the Waterloo and City running from Waterloo Station to Bank. Experiments for electrical working were begun in 1900 and gradually extended to cover all the network of 'undergrounds' and 'tubes'. 'Westminster Chambers' This was the address of the Central Office of the Society. Biog: Mrs Garston; Mrs Lucas; Miss Bewicke.