Canon Butler to Josephine Butler

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/21/11
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3928
  • Dates of Creation
      4 Jul 1882
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Sprouston on Tweed where he had lodgings. He describes his day which includes sketching the ruins of Norham Castle [there is a pen and ink sketch in the letter] and arriving back at Sprouston in the evening. He was due at Cornhill to take up his duties on the 8th (See Note).

Dated: Tuesday Evening [4 Jul 1882]

Administrative / Biographical History

Norham Castle;Cornhill on Tweed; Sprouston on Tweed;Kelso. All the places mentioned in his letter were linked by railway and on the Tweed, the main point for a fisherman like the Canon. 'I went on to Norham ... I took my sketching things and went off through the rain to look for a good view of the Castle.' See sketch map and in his letter pen and ink sketch of Norham Castle. 'I shall easily walk over from Cornhill ... leaving my luggage at the station to be picked up next day.' The Canon was on his way to taking up holiday duty at Cornhill for the Rev Holland, 8-31 Jul (see letters of his to his wife, 4 and 5 May).