Josephine Butler to Mr Johnson

Scope and Content

Written from 419 Wandsworth Road, London SW. Thanks him for a letter he wrote to her after he had read her 'Recollections' of her husband; his full appreciation of her husband's character touched her deeply. She asks if she can consult him about the locality for a home. Does he know anything about Balham? She must have some open places near the house and have quiet for work and a rent not above £ 60 a year. Also on another matter: a Swiss friend of hers wishes her eldest son to go to an English Public School and before that to place him in some English Family anywhere he can learn English.

Administrative / Biographical History

'after you had read my Recollections of my husband' This 'Recollections of George Butler' by JB was published in Nov 1893.

'I have also some literary work on hand for which I want a pied-a-terre and some project.

This was the project of writing the history of their crusade with the help of M Humbert and M Minod. See letter of 13 Oct 1892 JB to James Stuart. It was finally published in 1896 under the title of 'Personal reminiscences of a Great Crusade'

Biog: Mr GW Johnson, Mme Blanche de Watteville, The Buntings