Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Neuchatel.

She has just heard from Aunt Hatty who has been spending two days with Aunt Eliza on Lake Maggiore where she was taken for a few weeks change. Neuchatel deserted at that time of the year. Aunt Hatty arrived at Milan when King Humbert's funeral train was there [he was assassinated 29 Jul 1900] JB describes him as a man 'of simple tastes and such great generosity. The true Citizen King'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'They took Aunt Eliza carefully there for a few weeks change' This was Mrs Masson, JB's eldest sister; she was born in 1819 so was then 81

Tell Meuricoffre died Apr 1900.

King Humbert was assassinated by the anarchist Bresci on 29 Jul 1900 at Monza

Biog: King Humbert