Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/43/18
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5366
  • Dates of Creation
      12 Aug [1899]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Chexbres.

She is going to the Committee of the Federation at Geneva the next week, and in the meantime is wandering about with her children and grandchildren at Chexbres (in the Jura). She hopes her friend and Mrs de Selincourt are coming to Geneva Conference [to be held in Sep] Mme de Gingins is still very ill at her Chateau in the Jura, also her brother Meuricoffre at Berne.

Administrative / Biographical History

12 Aug [1899]

'I am now anxious to know if you and Mrs de Selincourt are coming to the Geneva Conference' This was held on 19 Sep 1899

'My dear brother Meuricoffre' This was JB's brother-in-law Chevalier Tell Meuricoffre. He died the next year (Apr 1900)

'Madame de Gingins' She figures especially in the scenes that took place at Geneva Mar 1896 on the occasion of the defeat of the Abolitionists (see letters of Mar 1896). Also letters of 11 Sep 1898

Josephine and Bob

The two children of JB's son Stanley. Josephine born 23 Sep 1887 and Bob 23 Sep 1888

Biog: Mme de Gingins, Mrs de Selincourt, Mrs Terrell