Josephine Butler to Miss Emily Ford

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Postcard. Written from Cheltenham.

Thanking her for a beautiful present she has sent her.

Administrative / Biographical History

Postmarked Cheltenham, 21 May 1902

'I cannot tell you the joy the pictures are to me ... I had not at all realised your advance in depth of power and expression'

Emily and her mother before her were great friends of JB; they helped in the work and also helped JB privately in times of stress and illness

In an appreciation in the Times of 6 Mar 1936, Sir Michael Sadler said of her work: 'Emily had artistic talent, at times touched by genius'

'I have written a letter to Mrs Summer'

Mrs Summer was a warm friend of JB and correspondence was maintained from 1886 till JB's death (see Index). She was the wife of the Bishop of Guildford (who acted as suffragan Bishop of Winchester). In 1887 she founded the Mothers' Union

Biog: Miss Emily Ford, Mrs Summer