Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. To say she cannot undertake the Report: her son Stanley is very ill and the Federation work is 'heavy and complicated'. She could contribute to the Report some account of the work of Ladies in the Colonies.

Administrative / Biographical History

20 Jan [c.1883] 'My son Stanley is very ill.' Stanley was then 29 and had been Professor of Natural Philosophy at St Andrews University since 1880. 'I hope I shall get to the meetings.' This referred to the Meetings at the Convention organised by the Friends' Association 24 & 25 Jan. Biog: Stanley Butler.