Josephine Butler to her sons

Scope and Content

Copy of letter. Written from Rome. Continues to describe the people she meets in connection with her work; first an old friend Ernest Nathan who, with his wife, is working hard to relieve the acute distress among the working classes in Rome; and then many others, both Italian and English visitors, in Rome. 'He [George Meuricoffre - Josephine's nephew] is at Lord Armstrong's steel works there [Termi]. They make steel, and have the Becimer [sic] process'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The 'Bessemer Process' was invented by Sir Henry Bessemer, for converting molten pig iron into steel.

(Hutchinsons 20th cent Encyclopaedia)

Biog: Ernest Nathan, Prof Celli, George Meuricoffre, Mr Thomasson of Bolton, John McLaren (Lord of Justiciary) and Mrs McLaren nee Schwalie, Mr Tommasi-Crudeli, Monsignor Storr archbishop of Trebizonda