Rev George Butler to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Written from 280 South Hill, Liverpool. Hopes she is safe at 'Conty's comfortable house'. Gives news of the boys busy with their various school activities.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuesday No date [3 Dec 1867]

Date: 'The Fenians ... processions and public speaking at which they held up Allen & co as martyrs'

In Sep 1867 an attempt was made by 5 revolutionaries in Manchester to rescue 2 of their fellow conspirators from a prison van. In the course of this attempt a policeman was shot dead and 5 Fenians were arrested.: London, Allen, Larkin, Maguire and O'Brien. On 23 Nov Allen, Larkin and Maguire were hanged. Date of letter therefore probably end of Nov or sometime early in Dec 1867.

'Conty' (Constance) was a sister of Edith Leupold and therefore a niece of JB's. She had married John Baldwin

Biog: John and Contie (Constance) Baldwin; Allen (Fenian)