Josephine Butler to Rev George Butler

Scope and Content

Written from her sister's home 'La Gordanne' (Naples)

Tells him she had had a sharp attack of ague fever but has been well looked after by Hatty. Weather atrocious. Hopes to meet Stanley (her second son) by arrangement somewhere not too high up. Speaks of being baptised with the Holy Ghost, for only when thus baptised can they both have 'power from on high'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Tully' = Mrs Edgar Garston. 'Mary Ann', sister of JB, known as Aunt Tully in the family. Constance and Adela Grey were daughters of Charles Grey, younger brother of JB. 'At Cornhill one day'. The Butlers were at Cornhill, a village in Northumberland (see letters of 3&5 May, 4 Jul). Biog:Tully (Mrs Garston); Constance and Adela Grey.