Mr Stansfeld to Josephine Butler

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Written from the Atheneum Club, Pall Mall, London, SW. The Mundellas dined with them the night before. As a late Royal Commissioner (Mundella) had thought it better to stand apart from any organisations for Repeal, but after this lapse of time he thinks he can join the National Association; also he will come to speak for them at Bradford. Tell Edmondson it is important to show all the cordiality possible; it is a great gain to have a late R. Commr. on the platform. A good thing to make him a VP of the National.

Administrative / Biographical History

Friday 23 Oct 1874

'... he [Mundella] will join the National Association alone, we may placard him for Bradford and he will come'

This was a reversal of what he said in his letters to HJ Wilson (See note in letter of 21 Oct 1874 Stansfeld to JB)

'11 Nov 1874 NC league'

Meeting at St George's Hall, Bradford (Mr Mundella's speech reprinted) (Rough Record 284)

Biog: AJ Mundella MP; Mr Edmondson