Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland. (written by A Humbert).

JB's thoughts are with her friends for the important meeting day on the morrow. She is most anxious that every personal question should be put on one side and that 'the least possible may be said with reference to Lady Henry Somerset'; and she has written in the same spirit to Mrs Andrew. A happy piece of news: the birth of a son (Horace) to George and Mia.

Administrative / Biographical History

JB mentions in letter of 13 Jan Amelie Humbert's intended journey to Ewart.

'a dear little son was born here on Monday evening'

This was Horace born on 31 Jan 1898 to George and Mia Butler. This was their 2nd child and 1st son; the 2nd grandson for JB. 'Bobbie' son of Stanley and Rhoda was born 1888. Hetha the eldest child of George was born in 1896.

Biog: Amelie Humbert, Lady Henry Somerset, Mrs Andrew