Circular letter signed by Josephine Butler and James Stuart

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/16/13
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3887
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Aug 1877
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. To combat the views of Dr Philip de la Harpe proposed as President for the Hygienic section of the Congress at Geneva. He proposed a new system that in place of the abolition of Regulation would introduce new rules to take its place. Such a compromise was totally against her beliefs and she begged her friends to be sure to attend and vote against it.

Administrative / Biographical History

'You will receive a copy of the manifesto issued by the Council of the National Medical Association for Repeal'. Dr Nevins of Liverpool founded the National Medical Association for Repeal in Mar 1875. At the same time he started a monthly medical journal 'The Medical Enquirer' as a means of publicising the views of those doctors in favour of abolishing the Acts (i.e. early days The Pro Acts doctors embraced a majority of the profession and included the leading men in the profession). Biog: Dr Philip de la Harpe; Mr Stansfeld.