Rev George Butler to Josephine Butler

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Written from Liverpool. Says he has had a letter from 'Tell' [T Meuricoffre, a Swiss banker living at Naples and married to Hatty (JB's sister) giving an interesting description of the eruption of Vesuvius 'one of the greatest that there has ever been'. Speaks of being at 'Spencer's tomorrow at 5.30. Dinner at 7. [Spencer (1828-1915) was his brother.]

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Friday [27 Oct 1871]

' a good thing that Livingstone is safe' - Livingstone and Stanley finally met up in central Africa (Ujiji) on 23 Oct 1871

'Spencer' - Spencer Percival Butler a younger brother of George

Biog: Tell Meuricoffre; Livingstone; Spencer Percival Butler