Josephine Butler to Mrs Tanner

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/38/66
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4477
  • Dates of Creation
      8 Dec 1897
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Postcard. Written from Wooler, Northumberland. Snowing and wintry but house most comfortable. Mrs Mawson pleased about the Resolution of BWTA [British Women's Temperance Association]. Transferred printing for the 'Storm Bell' to Mawson and Swan.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I had a long talk with Mrs Mawson at Newcastle. She was pleased about the Resolution of BWTA, but she would have preferred that they should have asked to be affiliated with the LNA'

This probably refers to the resolution passed at the Annual Convention of the Durham and Northumberland Union of the BWTA, which took place at Newcastle on 29 Nov. At the conclusion of general business Mrs David Richardson moved: 'that we declare our continued hostility to anything in the nature of State regulation of vice ...'

'After considerable discussion, the Conference decided to form an 'Anti-State Regulation of Vice Department' Mrs Spence Watson was appointed superintendent'

(Taken from the 'Shield' Jan 1898 p 69)

(See also letter of JB to James Stuart 24 Nov 1897 on this subject)

'Mawson and Swan wish to do the printing for the little 'Storm Bell'.

For note on 'Storm Bell' see letter of 30 Nov 1897 JB to Mr Clark.

Biog: Mrs Mawson, Mrs Clark