Josephine Butler to Mary Priestman

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Written from [39 Clarence Sq] Cheltenham.

Sympathy over her accident, which has immobilised her in plaster of Paris. She is enclosing 'a notice of my dear daughter Mia written by a leading magistrate of Northumberland and an old friend'. Recounts a frightening accident to George's gardener, which George coped with great competence. Has had a visit from Mr Stuart; they were able to discuss Federation business and she urged him strongly to go to the next Brussels Congress. [Sep 1902]

Administrative / Biographical History

13 Jan [1902] [probably 1902. George's wife Mia died 6 Apr 1901 and there is a reference to this.

'I am enclosing a notice of my dear daughter Mia written by a leading magistrate of Northumberland' This was the wife of George JB's eldest son, who died 26 Apr 1901, soon after the birth of her child, Irene

'The next Brussels Congress' This was held in Sep 1902 (annual International Federation Congress)

Margaret = Mrs Margaret Tanner

Biog: Mia Butler (nee St Paul), James Stuart