Josephine Butler to Rhoda Butler

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/43/66
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5373
  • Dates of Creation
      27 Dec 1899
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Lausanne.

Rhoda's letter to her urging a day of National Prayer was so entirely in accord with her own wishes that she 'could not help weeping for very gratitude'. She cannot think why the Queen and the Archbishop do not order it. She notes again how opinion is beginning to swing against Kruger; even a Quaker paper has a striking article 'showing how the Transvaal Government has plotted and schemed ever since Majuba to become a belligerent nation not for defence but for attack'. She approves of Rhoda's Judgement over little Josephine's education; not to let her out of her own care this winter or for some longish time. She is not yet strong and could easily 'break down in health from the least bit of too much brain stimulus'.