Josephine Butler to Miss Mary [Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from 29 Tooting Bec Road, Balham. She is very pleased with her little house and a little study 'in which I have my papers and books in order around me' and outside a meadow with a cow, all very quiet. Stanley had come from St Andrews to examine cadets at Woolwich and then had been summoned home as his wife had had a premature confinement. Just heard that Rhoda is doing well.

Administrative / Biographical History

'in their intention to come to The Hague' This is a reference to the International Conference of the Federation held in 1893 at The Hague, 21-24 Sep.

'I am getting gradually into order' This was the first letter written to her friends the Priestmans from her 'little retreat'. It was the first home of her own she had had since leaving Winchester in 1890.

Biog: Mr Burfoot, Mr and Mrs Thomasson