Rev George Butler to his son George

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Comments on Stuart writing in defence of examinations used judiciously. Thinks it will be difficult to keep up the Liberal spirits to the height to which the GOM raised them.

Administrative / Biographical History

'It will be difficult to keep up the Liberal spirits to the height to which the GOM raised them.' The Conservatives were in power under Lord Salisbury from Jun 1885 to Aug 1892 with a brief interval in (Feb-Aug) 1886. Gladstone did not finally resign till 3 Mar 1894. Biog: WE Gladstone.