Josephine Butler to Albert Rutson

Scope and Content

Typed copy of letter. Looking forward to the arrival of Sylph (the horse) and she will give a true opinion of her after trying her. Her brothers want her to write a short memoir of their father [who died early in the year] for themselves and all who loved him.

Administrative / Biographical History

This is the first of several letters from JB to Albert Rutson written in 1868. They are all extracts only in typescript and unsigned. The two were old friends and shared the common interests of riding and social reform

In this letter she speaks of her father, John Grey of Dilston (1785-1868) and a memoir of him 'her brothers want her to write'. This was written by JB and published in 1869:

'Memoir of John Grey of Dilston'

Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1869

Biog: Albert Rutson