Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of letter. Written from Ewart, Northumberland.

About her book [Native Races and the War] she has had a few very kind letters, among them Maurice Gregory. 'Sir Edward Grey writes full of interest in it, and I hope he will press forward the native question'. A reference to China as 'very terrible' [this was the anti foreign movement which broke out in China in 1900, where the so called Boxers murdered the German Minister in Peking and besieged the rest of the diplomatic corps in their legations]. A charming letter from Yves Guyot in Paris who says he is reviewing her book 'every bit if which he agrees with'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'kind words about my book' This refers to 'Native races and the War' by Josephine Butler 1900

'China is very terrible' 1900 an anti-foreign movement broke out in China; where the so called 'Boxers' murdered the German minister in Peking, and besieged the rest of the foreign diplomatic corps in their legations. An international relief force was organised with contingents from all the Powers. (Ensor, England 1870-1914 p 262)

'Le Siecle' subscribed to by JB was Yves Guyot's newspaper

Biog: Maurice Gregory, Sir Edward Grey, Sir Claud Macdonald (wife and 2 daughters), Yves Guyot