Millicent Garrett Fawcett on the activities of the Women's Liberal Unionist Association

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Manuscript text for publication. Written from the Women's Liberal Unionist Association, 6 Palace Chambers, Westminster. Dated Jul 1902, and headed 'Foreign Literature Fund'. A manuscript note by Millicent Garrett Fawcett on the top right: '18 galley proofs Friday by 4 at latest'. Discusses the work that the Association has undertaken over the previous two years, distributing literature in foreign countries 'setting forth the causes of the war in South Africa and vindicating the conduct of it from the campaign of clumny which was vigorously pursued by the enemies of our country'. However, now that peace has been declared, and the terms accepted by the Boer leaders, the Association has resolved to give up Foreign Literature work and close the fund on which it depended. Says she appends a balance sheet for the account*, and proposes that the small surplus be paid in the Women's Liberal Unionist Association general account, provided subscribers agree. Attached four pages in Millicent Garrett Fawcett's writing, headed 'Extracts from letters recently received from correspondents abroad', all of which believe that it is unnecesary for the WLUA to publish further literature. [*Balance sheet not with the text]