Mr EB Sargent to George Grey Butler

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Written from Epsom, Surrey

He would like him to know that he also feels a sadness on his own account. He would have liked to have told her that with increasing years had come the conviction that social advancement was closely bound up with the position which women occupy in the community. It would have brought him much closer to the work which she had specially at heart. 'If either of your daughters grow up with the same eager desire for the good of humanity which she had, you may indeed be proud.'