Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of incomplete letter. Written from Lausanne

Thanks for the photograph he has sent her illustrating the 'wonderful discovery' (of x rays discovered by Rontgen in 1895) and wonders if 'it could possibly be brought to bear upon the problem of the London fog!' She has seen a great many of Russians lately, particularly one, Princess Kronschin at the Hotel Roy, 'a picture of an old world grand dame'. She checked a biography of Josephine Butler given in a Russian newspaper.

Administrative / Biographical History

X-rays were discovered by Roentgen in 1895 and were so named by him. In his honour they are often called Roentgen (or Röntgen) rays.

Biog: Princess Kronschin