Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Incomplete photocopy of letter. Written from Cheltenham.

She speaks of her interest in and attraction to the early Saints of the time of the Caesers and the Saints who lived through the Dark Ages. She encloses for them to read (not for Josephine) an account of St Agnes a martyr of the third century. This story has proved extraordinarily popular with women and girls of the humblest homes often living in crowded and impure homes. Two subscriptions have helped her to get it printed: one from the editor of the 'Christian' and the other from Dr Agnes McLaren 'who is really a saint'.

[A paragraph at the end of the letter which leaves it incomplete without her usual signature, is prefixed with: 'please destroy this last part' She says: ' have done what I can for dear Charlie while with me; both for his health which is rather low, and for his spirits...It is rather trying work... [here it breaks off as if Stanley has carried out her request.]

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Mr Morgan, Dr Agnes McLaren, Charlie (JB's son)