Josephine Butler to Albert Rutson

Scope and Content

Two typed copies of a letter. Written from [Liverpool]. He urges her to go to Oxford to rest whereas she really wants to get away from Home for a change and to be away from the strain of home work. Would really prefer to go to Cambridge where she has many friends than to Oxford, a place to her 'full of such sad and painful associations'; but if George goes she will accompany him. She therefore intends to go to Cambridge with Charlie the next day and meeting George in Oxford on Saturday. Asks him to forward various letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Monday not dated.

[follows on with references to visiting Oxford to letters of May 28 and Jun 1 1868

'The Endowed Schools Commissioners' - In 1864 the Schools Inquiry Commission was set up under the presidency of Lord Taunton to inquire into secondary education which was largely dependent on private endowments. [The 9 chief endowed schools of the country had already been inquired into by the Commission of 1861]. A report was issued followed in 1869 by the Endowed Schools Act which conferred upon a special commission wide powers of re-organising ancient endowments. There was also a recommendation that endowments should be provided for girls schools. The Commissioners included many eminent men such as Dr Temple (afterwards archbishop of Canterbury), Mr WE Forster, Dean Hook and Sir Stafford Northcote. Lord Lyttelton was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Endowed Schools

Biog: Marshall; Stuart; Warr; Kennedy; Jebb; Bonny; Jowett; Wolstenholme; Lord Taunton; Lord Lyttleton; Mr Foster; Dr Temple; Lord Stanley; Sir Stafford Northcote; Dr Hook; Mr Baines; Mr Thorold; Thomas Acland; Mr Erle