Josephine Butler to Mrs Clark

Scope and Content

Written from Wimbledon. She said she could do nothing but cry with gratitude when she got her friend's letter with its precious contents. She then explained the special circumstances caused by little Josephine's illness (see letter of 4 Jan 1891) and the expenses of the treatment of which she had offered to pay half. She told her of the work she was at present engaged on: Recollections of her husband, which will show what the Cause owed to him. With envelope.

Administrative / Biographical History

Postmarked 23 Jun 1891

Mrs Clark

This was Mrs Helen Clark of the Clark family of Street (shoe manufacturers) a friend of long standing of JB and generous to the Cause. Helen Clark was the daughter of John Bright. She had 3 daughters.

'It is a book which my sons have begged me to write Recollections of their father'

This was eventually published in 1892 under the title 'Recollections of George Butler'

Biog: Mrs Helen Clark; Capt Verney; Sir Harry Verney; Frederick Verney