Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from Ewart, Northumberland.

Thinks it would be a good idea to circulate lists of guests from abroad. Says how she missed Miss Humbert, not only because of her enormous help with foreign correspondence, but for her companionship, 'the help and delight of being able to talk everything over with her. She is one in a thousand'. Her plans are: leaving with the rest of the family on 29 Mar and herself going to her son's at St Andrews: then hopes in a few weeks to come to London to see her dear son Charles and do some work, and then she would be available for any committee there.

Administrative / Biographical History

24 Mar [1898]

'[asks Miss F] to send the original [letter] in my writing to my niece Miss Thomas, 5 Cantley Av, Clapham Common. She has a copying machine and can send me 25 or 50 by return of post'

Emmie Thomas was the daughter of Mr Thomas. (The 3rd husband of JBs sister, Emily) by a former marriage. She lived at home with her stepmother, and did typing and general secretarial work as a means of livelihood. (See letter of 16 Jul 1898 JB to Miss Forsaith)

Biog: Miss Thomas, Miss Amelia Humbert, Mr Burfoot