Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Galewood, Northumberland

She is sending a parcel of books etc belonging to him, also a photograph of his godfather, Arthur Stanley. She and her father knew him well when they lived in Oxford: 'A learned and able man but so simple'.

'I hope to get to Cornhill on the 17th and 18th of this month'

Cornhill on Tweed, a village in Northumberland, beloved by Rev George for its good fishing. (See letter of 4 May 1882 from Rev George to Josephine Butler)

'At Copenhagen father and Thomasson [Danish sculptor] and Uncle Tell spent a good deal of time in The Great Thorwaldsen Gallery'.

'I have sent a few of my out of doors memories of him (Mr Thomasson) about his excursions with us at The Hague and Copenhagen Conferences'.

The Hague International Federation Conferences was held on 17-22 Sep 1883. The Copenhagen International Federation Conference was held on 29 Aug to 1 Sep 1888.

'Catharine of Siena' by JE Butler, published 1879.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thorwaldsen (1770-1844) a Danish sculptor. His output was enormous and he excelled in classical and mythological subjects, eg. The Triumph of Alexander.

Biog: Arthur Stanley, Mr Thomasson, Tell Meuricoffre