Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from 2 Albany Place, St. Andrew, Fife

Anxious to hear from her and to know where she is. Does she ever have any news of Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew [the American ladies who carried out investigations for the Abolitionists in England as to whether the Repeal of the CD Acts were being disregarded by the military in India]. Tells her that Hetha [George's five year old child b. 1896] has been seriously ill and she was afraid of the affect on George if the child was also taken as well as his dear wife who had died in Apr of that year.

Administrative / Biographical History

14 Aug [1901].

'as a part of his dear lost wife' George's wife Mia died 26 Apr 1901 after a long illness, leaving George with three young children: Hetha, aged 5, Horace, 3, and Irene, born 18 Mar 1901.

Biog: Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew, Hetha (George Butler's child), Mrs Terrell