Josephine Butler to Albert Rutson

Scope and Content

Typed copy of letter. Written from Rutland Gate. She says that she sometimes feels heartily weary of all she is doing and could not go on 'if it were not for the possibility of retiring into a fair sweet world of my own, my real home and life'. Miss Wolstenholme thinks that 'such a statement of our case [about the examinations] as Mr Bryce and you suggested, signed by a few Oxford and Cambridge men, would be a great help and do good

Administrative / Biographical History


'Rutland Gate' was the home in the latter part of his life of Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) who had married the Rev George Butler's sister Louisa Jane

Biog: Wolstenholme-Elmy; Bryce