Josephine Butler to [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Tells her that the chaplain of Millbank Prison has sent her a message from Rebecca; 'not to fret about her as she is well and happy'. He has conceived such a good opinion of her that he will take her as his own housekeeper when she is released. She sends in her little account; explains that it has been a costly Autumn 'eighteen times to London about the Trial alone, sometimes there and back in the same day'. She has collected over £400 for the Stead defence fund.

Administrative / Biographical History

17 Dec [1885] Date: the year of Rebecca Jarrett's trial. 'Make use freely of Rebecca Jarrett in any way you like.' See letters of 26 Jul [1885] JB to Mr Naish; 3 Sep 1885 George G Butler to his mother. Biog: Rebecca Jarrett; WT Stead; Samuel Smith; Mrs Steward; Mr Hewitt (Agent).