Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friends' [the Miss Priestmans]

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Written from Wimbledon. Was obliged to send for her London doctor after another attack of bronchitis, and he re-iterated that she must leave England soon for some hot climate, and stay away all the next winter, She so longs to see her friends. Will they come next Saturday?

Administrative / Biographical History

Wednesday [18 May 1892]

Date: JB writes to the Miss Priestmans: 'Now I feel that everything is so uncertain that I long more than ever to see you and Mary.'

On 26 May (Thursday) she writes to Mrs Clark: 'I had such a sweet visit from Mrs Tanner and Mary Priestman.'

The visit took place on a Saturday ('could you come on Saturday do you think') which would be the 21st and Wednesday when she wrote would therefore be the 18th.