Rev George Butler to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool to London. Says he has been thinking of her at the time of her examination before the Committee (See note on the Committee Letter of 4 May, Rev George to his wife). He had prayed that she might deliver her evidence 'without fear or faltering'. Has agreed to undertake the duty at Cornhill from 8-31 Jul. (See his letter of 4 May)

Administrative / Biographical History

'I hope your examination is drawing to a successful close.' This was JB's ordeal before the House of Commons Select Committee (see Note to letter of her husband of 4 May). 'Doubtless you should call on Mr Thomasson - when you do so pray say all that gratitude suggests on my part.' This was presumably to do with the gift made to the Butlers on leaving Liverpool. (See letters connected with the Butler Fund (1882).) Mrs Thomasson was one of the contributors to the Fund. The Butlers' official letter of thanks was dated 22 May. 'as Spencer suggested. It is good to have a lawyer in the family'. This was a younger brother of George, Spencer Percival (1828-1915) who married Mary Kendal and had nine sons. 'I have written to Mr Holland of Cornhill ...' See note on Cornhill in letter of 4 May from Rev George. ' I am glad you have such good terms for your life of Oberlin.' 'Life of JF Oberlin' by JE Butler, Religious Tract Soc. 1882.

Biog: Mr Thomasson; Spencer Percival Butler; Rhoda Bolton (later Butler)