Canon George Butler to the Dean of Winchester

Scope and Content

Written from Cannes (dictated to Josephine Butler) Says that the doctors have ordered them home and they will be very glad to find themselves once more in the Close among Friends.

P.S. 'They pronounce my husband to be dying; it is thought he should go even though the journey is a risk'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sunday. Josephine and her husband got back to London c 13 Mar and they went to a hotel and both were still hoping that he would be able to make the journey to their home at Winchester. But he died the next morning.

Gladstone's letter of condolence was dated 18 Mar)

Biog: Rev GW Kitchin, Dean of Winchester and his wife