Rev George to his son George.

Scope and Content

Written from Hotel Grande Britagne, Cannet, Cannes About visitors: Mr Hall, of Six mile bottom, a rich and enterprising advocate of small farms lunched here with Sir Mark and Lady Collet. Comments about the Grindelwald Church: referenced to Dr Kidd of Blackheath an authority on cases of diseased liver. With envelope.

Administrative / Biographical History

. 'Uncle Spencer': see letter of 10 Nov 1888. 'Uncle Arthur': younger brother of the Canon. At this date he was living in Oxford as Dean and tutor of Oriel college. The Galtons: Sir Francis Galton, the famous researcher in heredity married Louise a sister of Canon Butler. 'Crowdy writes me word that he cannot get an answer from you about some maters connected with the Grindelwald church'. For letters dealing with this see Mar and Jun 1886 and 8 Nov 1886. 'The Parnell Commission is in a lively phase: the 'Times' seems to be in the way to get it hot'. It was in Sep 1888 that the special commission set up to investigate the whole of The Times charges against Parnell in Feb 1889. Pigott (who forged the letters) broke down under cross examination, absconded and wrote a full confession to The Times. Biog: Sir Mark & Lady Collet; Arthur Gray Butler; The Galtons; Canon Crowdy; F. Morshead.