Josephine Butler to [Mrs Tanner]

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Written from 65 The Avenue, Ealing.

Quite unable to attend meeting; has had a second attack of bronchitis. Will try to get to Clapham when Mrs Terrell leaves for Switzerland. Then she wants to go North to see her sons.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I wrote a letter to the Friends Meeting'

The Friends Society met every year for their annual meeting in May and JB delighted to attend and was only ever prevented from attending by illness, as she was that year

'My brother Charles wrote to me of his pleasant visit to you ...' For former visits by Charles to England see letters of 22 May 1899 JB to Mr and Mrs Wilson, and 25 Jun 1899, JB to Miss Forsaith

'Mrs Terrell leaves shortly for Switzerland when I shall try to go with Annie to Clapham' This is a little confusing but the probable explanation is that Mrs Terrell lived at 35 Argyle Road, W Ealing (see letters of Jan 1900) and JB was also staying at Ealing and presumably wished to move, when her friend departed to Switzerland, to Clapham where she was near her sister Mrs Thomas

Address on letter of 1 Jun was 82 Cavendish Road, Clapham Park

Address on letter of 20 Jun was 5 Cautley Avenue, Clapham Common which was her sister's (Mrs Thomas) home

Biog: Mr Gregory, Mrs Terrell, Charles Grey (brother), Miss Estlin