Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from [Balham]

She had an enjoyable visit from Rhoda who had evidently come to London to see a specialist...[heart and nerves]. She would like to send them a present of really good red wine. She also has heard that 'the Oscar Wilde madness is spread like a plague thro' London fashionable and artistic society'. Stuart thinks that Wilde is likely to be let off easily on that account. Also refers to Lord Battersea, Frederick Myers, and her cousin Edmund Gurney, who killed himself in despair.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Oscar Wilde, Lord Battersea (Flower), Frederick Myers, Edmund Gurney