G Garibaldi to Madame Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Caprera.

Administrative / Biographical History

By 1874 Garibaldi's battles were all behind him; his last campaign was to fight for the French in the Franco-Prussian War (1870)

JB had met Garibaldi through her sister Hatty Meuricoffre who spent much of the year in her house at Naples, and had helped to nurse the wounded when in 1868 Garibaldi at the head of his 1000 Redshirts conquered Sicily and Naples for the new Kingdom of Italy

Biog: Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882); James Stansfeld