Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from 8 North View, Wimbledon. Tries to express the gratitude of herself and the whole family for what the sisters have done for Stanley and Rhoda; lending the carriage and giving up their house and servants to them. Stanley is taking Rhoda to Switzerland for a month leaving the children with Granny.

Administrative / Biographical History

No year but see dated letter of 29 Aug 1890 about Stanley and Rhoda

'I do not see why Mr Burfoot should stay all the time at Stockholm. Of course I should be very glad to have his Report for the 'Dawn''

This concerned the coming Federation Conference at Stockholm 10-12 Sep. Mr Burfoot as a good shorthand writer was a great help to JB at all the Conferences (for all the English speeches) and when not able to be present herself she had to rely on him entirely as she says here.

The Dawn was a monthly newssheet run by JB, 1st no May 1888, last no Oct 1896.

'to wait a little longer for the remainder of the debt I owe you'

See letter of 30 Mar from JB to Mrs Tanner thanking her for sending her a cheque for present use ... till they have settled matters'

Biog: Mr Burfoot