Josephine Butler to 'my own dear precious little grand daughter' [Josephine]

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/29/33
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5246
  • Dates of Creation
      13 Dec 1890
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Neuchatel. She describes to her a visit she made to Grindelwald one winter and the animals at the hotel; in the hall a cage as big as a little cottage 'with twenty four dickies all chattering and singing', also a large dog a cousin to their Eiger, called 'Sultan', who loved having his coat combed by her. She is now 'living in a little room close to a Lake, and all about in the sky and on the Lake are hosts of white birds which they called Mowetts (Mouettes)' Wants news of her and Bobby (the baby brother born in 1888) so perhaps Ninny will write for her.

Administrative / Biographical History

Josephine was the elder child and only daughter of Stanley and Rhoda, and much loved granddaughter of JB. At the time of writing she was 3 years old (b 23 Sep 1887)