Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friends' [Miss Priestmans]

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/45/20
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4650
  • Dates of Creation
      16 May [1901]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from [Mrs Thomas, JB's sister's house 5 Cautley Road, West Ealing].

Has to put off her friends' visit to her because of a bad relapse (see note) but hopes they can come a little later on.

Administrative / Biographical History

Letter from JB to 'Dear Friends' [Miss Priestmans], [Thursday] 16 May [1901].


'I have a bad relapse and am in bed with much fever and bronchitis'

A letter printed in the 'Shield' of Apr 1901 was written in response to many enquiries after her health; she explains that 'following immediately upon the shock occasioned by the death of her beloved sister Mme Meuricoffre last Sep she had a long and trying illness ... and as we go to press she is suffering from a fresh access of cold on the lungs ...' (See 'Shield', Apr 1901, p.30)

'I have no nurse now - Mrs Thomas ill and I suffer much' Mrs Thomas, JB's sister, lived from 1897 onwards at 5 Cautley Road, West Ealing. This seemed to imply that JB had been staying with her sister when she had her relapse.

Biog: Mrs Thomas