16_428 1869
UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT

[1869]

On the question of medical women; her refusal to sign Mrs. Butler's petition for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts until a passage about the usefulness of medical women was taken out;l she would put off the question for at least a century; let women be instructed midwives first; Dr. Acland's confused letter to the Times.
3p In pencil CLAYDON
1. F.N. signed Josephine Butler's Manifesto, 'An Appeal to the People of England', published in the Daily News on 31st December 1869, even though not entirely in sympathy with Mrs. Butler's point of view. (See E. Moberly Bell, Josephine Butler, London, Constable, 1962).

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