Josephine Butler to Rhoda and Stanley

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Photocopy. Written from Copenhagen [the International conference of the Federation was held there Sep 1888]. Complains that she is 'too old now to 'go to meetings and write letters too' It is a great pleasure to have Miss Humbert there with her and she is a great help to her. She has just returned from a visit to the Crown Princess of Denmark [a daughter of the King of Sweden and sister in law of Alexandra Princess of Wales]. They had 'a long talk in her little room' [for a longer account of this see letter from Josephine Butler to the Priestman sisters 4 Sep 1888]

Administrative / Biographical History

[Saturday] 1 Sep [1888] 'to go to meetings and write letters too.' JB is here attending the annual International Conference of the Federation held that year at Copenhagen. 'I have just come back from the Princess Royal.' This was the Crown Princess of Denmark, daughter of the King of Sweden and great granddaughter of Bernadotte, married to the eldest brother of our Princess of Wales (Alexandra). See letter of 4 Sep JB to Miss Priestmans. 'Send this to your mama, dear Rhoda.' Rhoda was the daughter of Emily, youngest sister of JB and Jasper Bolton (1841-1871), Emily's 2nd husband. At this period Emily was married to her third husband with the name of FW Thomas and lived near Gloucester. Biog: Amelie Humbert; Crown Princess of Denmark.