Josephine Butler to Mr Johnson

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Written from c/o M Henri Minod, 6 Rue S Leger, Geneva.

She expresses her sympathy over an eye infection that is endangering his sight. She has just come across a similar though severer case as he has now become quite blind at the age of 44 but has sent you a message that 'if you firmly abstain from using the other eye for some time you will preserve it.' She hopes to return to London not very late in Nov

Administrative / Biographical History

'I do hope that all expenses of the needful help in reading and writing will be met by your Office'. Mr GW Johnson was appointed as a 2nd class clerk in the Colonial Office and in 1900 became Principal Clerk

'What a tragedy this is which is being enacted in France' This refers to the Dreyfus case to which JB so often refers

(For summary of case see note letter of 3 Feb 1898)

Biog: Mr JW Johnson, Mr Bergner