Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Hotel Gibbon, Lausanne.

She says she has left her list of Roman acquaintances in her paper drawers at Ewart. She can only remember a few and these she sends with a few biographical details; Senator Tommasi Crudeli; Signor Aicardi; Count Pasolini and his wife; Dr Santo Liquido; Cardinal Rampollo. Also mentions a visit to Garibaldi when her husband was alive which she paid at his request a week or two before his death [1882]. Her bronchitis hangs on and she stays in her room entirely. Thought of the war is always with her and the long lists of 'severely wounded'.

Administrative / Biographical History

1 Nov [1899]

'I saw many people when I was in Rome, but cannot now remember them, except a few'. This was in the winter of 1893/4 - see her letters from Rome, Dec 1893 and Jan 1894. Her activities there were brought to an end by a malignant form of malaria from which she nearly died

Boer War started Oct 1899 - May 1902 (Annexation of Free State to British Empire 1900)

Biog: Signor Aicardi, Garibaldi, Count Pasolini, Cardinal Rampallo, Dr Santo Liquido, Senator Tommasi-Crudeli