Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friends' [the Miss Priestmans]

Scope and Content

Written from Balham. No year but refers to grandchildren and Charles, as in postcard dated 10 Oct 1894

'I have found a publisher for a little book I wrote while I was at Ewart'. This was the 'Lady of Shunem' published early in 1895. It was a collection of reflections on unrelated episodes from the Bible. Encloses promotional notices which could be inserted in any letter they sent. She hopes this publisher will also publish the book she is still struggling with daily. 'Personal reminiscences of a great Crusade' was published in 1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

For Josephine Butler's stay at Ewart see letter dated 1 Oct 1894. Josephine Butler to the Miss Priestmans; see also note on 'Personal reminiscences of a Great Crusade'.

Letter dated 10 Nov 1894, Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman says:

'I have just seen my publisher and he says my little book at 2/6 will be out in less than a fortnight'