Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' (Miss Priestman)

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Arising out of the meeting in Birmingham of 7 Nov (See Note) the National will invite all Repeal Associations to nominate one of their members to be on the Executive of the National. But (Mr Shaen said) they could not have Miss Bewicke. Whom should they nominate. Life is very uncomfortable at the moment, living partly in lodgings and partly in the mess and dirt of their house undergoing repair.

Administrative / Biographical History

'... to carry out the Birmingham resolutions ... all the repeal associations [would be invited] to nominate one ... of their own members to be on the Executive of the National. This was at a Conference held at Birmingham, 7 Nov 1882. For texts of Resolutions and list of delegates present see 'Conference Nov. 7 1882'. Biog: Miss Bewicke; Miss Gargin (Agent); Mr Shaen; Mrs Sherard.