Josephine Butler to Rev George Butler

Scope and Content

Written from Paris. Describes the journey from Neuchatel when they were held up between Pontarlier and Dijon by snow drifts. At Dijon she was rescued from succumbing to the frightful cold by an angelic chambermaid. M. Humbert arrived to work for her and had a terrible long conflict with M. Mettetal who was head of the Morals Police before Le Cour. He returned exhausted exclaiming 'Oh! C'est un dur croisade'

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday night 13 Feb [1875]

'... will you forward it to Edie, it will tell her that I got the Genoa statistics to-day wh she sent ...'

This was Edith Leupold, JB's niece, who lived at Genoa. She was very interested in all her aunt's activities and her home was a second home to the Butler family

Biog: The Duchess de Raveschiera; Mr Humbert; Mr Mettetal; Le Court; The Buscanlets; Mrs Edith (Edie) Leupold of Genoa; Madame Bridel