Mary Somerville to Mrs Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Naples. Congratulating her on writing such a good Life of her father [John Grey of Dilston. See Note]

Administrative / Biographical History

'You have conferred an inestimable benefit on your country in writing the Life of a perfect English gentleman'

This was: 'Memoir of John Grey of Dilston', 1869. John Grey died in 1868 and the family at once asked Josephine if she would take on the task of writing a life of their father

Biog: Mary Somerville (see DNB) (1780-1872); John Grey of Dilston (See DNB)