Josephine Butler to the Miss Priestmans

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Written from Wooler, Northumberland.

Expressing her sympathy on the death of their sister, Mrs Margaret Tanner [d. 17 Mar 1905]. She expresses her pleasure at what Miss P. has written about her early years and character which reminds her a little of her own earliest life. They hope to print this in next month's 'Shield'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'it was best to give in the present 'Shield' [i.e. Apr] which is just coming out a brief notice of her death and funeral ... and to promise a further notice in next month's 'Shield' of her life and character'

This refers to the death of Mrs Margaret Tanner, for so many years Hon Treasurer of the LNA

Biog: Walter McLaren