Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

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Photocopy of letter. Written in Rome.

She has read through with great interest Lord Bute's discourse, dealing with the 'ancient aspect and history of a place which is so interesting and living to me at the present day'. She would like to know more about Peter de Luna. Regarding work: Henry Minod [Secretary General of Federation Internationale, Geneva] has been helping her from Geneva; Stuart is sending on (for Stanley and George) a copy of a letter to Minod and she is sending Number 4 of her journal letters to them. She has been able 'to get at the conscience of some of the best of the papal party here. It is God's work'. At the moment she is only waiting at Rome in case Charlie was able to catch the East African German ship from Beira bound for Naples [See letter of 2 Dec 1893]. He would then come to Rome to see her after a separation of nearly four and a half years. Then he could recuperate at some Swiss winter resort. Speaks of the Sicilian revolt feeling that it might spread to Calabria and Naples.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Lord Bute (JPG Stuart) 3rd Marquis of Bute