Josephine Butler to James [Stuart]

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Written from St Beatenberg bei Thun

Concerning 'the new gossiping letter just sent out...to my mind it represents...the present position of the Federation everywhere.' Gives an account of the late struggle in the Canton of Vaud as an illustration of what is passing everywhere. The Germans have come out against her in an article in the Korrespondenz Blatt purporting to be an answer to her articles in the 'Dawn'. She is very conscious of the 'furious spiritual war now raging'. Relates the incident of the man who was to speak for their principles and then was unable to speak, collapsed and was carried home unconscious.

She has had several letters from 'Dear Charles' in Western Australia.

Josephine Butler had moved to St Beatenberg for health reasons (see letter dated 23 Jun 1895 from Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler). 'I think I shall give up my home at Balham, as I am sure it is damp'. Josephine Butler moved from Balham on 27 Oct 1895. (See letter of that date)

'Kind love to Laura'

This was Laura (nee Colman) James Stuart's wife.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: M Minod, Ida Welhaven, Dr Mary Macmahon, Mr Dymock