Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/06/43
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3213
  • Dates of Creation
      27 Dec [1872]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Deals with various agents of the Society and their work. She has promised to speak at Swansea, Cardiff and Newport on the 14th, 15th and 16th Jan. She is sorry that this means her missing the Trades Union Congress at Leeds on the 17th but she cannot be in two places at once. [in the end she manages to attend and speak]

Administrative / Biographical History

27 Dec 1872 [no year but dated by watermark on paper of 1872 and by Trades Union Congress held at Leeds 17 Jan 1873]

'The Trades Congress' - This was the annual Trades Union Congress held in 1873 at Leeds in the week beginning 13 Jan. In her letter she expresses her fears that she will not be able to get to Leeds that week as she has arranged to speak at meetings at Swansea, Cardiff and Newport on the 14th, 15th and 16th respectively. However she managed to get to Leeds on the 17th and invited the Trades Union delegates to a tea meeting on that evening which she and others addressed. (The Shield 25 Jan p.25, 28)

'The Beehive' - (Beehive Office, Bolt Court, Fleet St, Nov 1-794 (1861?) - 30 Dec 1876. The 'Industrial Review' social and political Nos 795-898 6 Jan 1877-28 Dec 1878. George Potter, Beehive Office - Fleet St. (From Union Catalogue of Publications)


Agents: Campbell; Graham; Peters.

Leeds: I Harvey Esq; Mr Mathers; Mr and Mrs Ed Walker; The Reynolds; Mr Ford and his son Rawlinson; Mr Vickers, oil merchant; Mr A Challis