Josephine Butler to her friends the Priestmans

Scope and Content

Written from Wimbledon c/o H Dormer 14 West Place, Wimbledon Common

Butler stayed at the Priestman's house to be near her son George.

Son Stanley had been summoned 'and we are all here waiting with aching hearts'. George has male nurses to control his violence. 'We have Dr Horsley from London, a kind man, who encourages us to hope'.

'I have no time or strength to write anything [for the coming Conference] could you do it?' Conference held on 12-13 Jul 1894 in London

Administrative / Biographical History

'Dr Horsley': an eminent brain surgeon (Sir Victor Horsley).

Biog: Sir Victor Horsley