Written from 10 St James's Square, London. Expressing his sympathy on the death of her husband. He speaks of 'a career no less blameless than useful and distinguished'. He is glad he was able 'to do an act which acknowledged his services and character' and to have contributed 'something to his comfort and your own'.
William Ewart Gladstone to Josephine Butler
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- ReferenceGB 106 3JBL/29/14
- Former ReferenceGB 106 4194
- Dates of Creation18 Mar 1890
- Physical Description1 item
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gladstone was then out of office during the Prime Ministership of Lord Salisbury 1886-1892.
'It is a solid pleasure to me ... to have been permitted to do an act which acknowledged his services and character ...'
In Jun 1882 Gladstone offered George Butler a Canonry of Winchester, an offer which was accepted and was very pleasing to both the Butlers.
Biog: William Ewart Gladstone