Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of incomplete letter (first page missing). No date given but 'Storm Bell' (last issue Jul 1900) is spoken of in the past, so probable date late 1900

Tells her that 'You are welcome at all times to quote anything of mine in dear little 'Wings', if it is at all suitable. She knows it is difficult to being in anything not connected with Drink and the licensing Bill; on the other hand she needs to preach 'Concentration' on the one subject for which a special Society has been formed [the subject of the article was 'Concentration'. Copy enclosed] The rest of her letter was devoted to an attack on the 'sinful extravagance in dress'; only mentioned, she said, 'to relieve my own heart'.

Administrative / Biographical History

JB speaks in the past tense of the 'Storm Bell' which would date this letter after Jul 1900, say Nov 1900.

'You are welcome at all times to quote anything of mine in your deal little 'Wings'

'Wings' was the official organ of the 'Women's Total Abstinence Union'. The Editor was Miss Forsaith. In a letter of 5 Feb 1906 JB to Miss Forsaith, JB says 'Do you still edit 'Wings'?'

'You need to preach 'Concentration' on the one object for which a Special Society has been formed' The article entitled 'Concentration' is attached to this letter

In another letter to Miss Forsaith 28 Nov [1903] JB asks her whether she would take another article for 'Wings'

Biog: M Minod, Mr Bergner