Written from Antibes. She has to come home early in Feb for Parliament work so can only come to her for ten days; instructs her not to do anything for her enjoyment, all she wants is to see her. Doors were opened for her in Paris in a wonderful way; told her of some of the public men and women she met. She suffered badly from the cold accentuated with lack of comfort in the hotels, half-cold tea, fires sunk far back in the wall.
Josephine Butler to Hatty (her sister Mrs Meuricoffre)
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- ReferenceGB 106 3JBL/09/10
- Former ReferenceGB 106 3110
- Dates of Creation29 Dec 1874
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Administrative / Biographical History
Tully = Mrs Mary Ann Garston, an elder sister of JB. Her husband Edgar Garston died in 1893. Known to the family as Aunt Tully
Edith = Edith Leupold, JB's niece with home at Genoa
'The Closes don't seem to feel cold at all fires are not much approved of'
The Close family had a 'beautiful home' at the Cap d'Antibes called Closebrook and the Butlers often visited them there on the way to Switzerland or when staying at Cannes
Biog: James Stansfeld; Madame MacMahon; Jules Favre; Jules and Madame Simon; The Closes