Andrew Lang to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Alleyne House, St Andrews. No year given but reference to 'Fairy Books' ('blue', 'red', 'green', etc.) which were published between 1888 and 1907 probably dates this letter to 1897

'I have an Irish fairy book for you' which he will leave at her home. Sorry that all her family are so unwell.

'Little Josephine' Josephine Butler's granddaughter, daughter of Stanley and Rhoda

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1875 Andrew Lang married and settled down in London to a life of journalism and letters.

In his later years St Andrews became his home and this letter is addressed from it.

'Little Josephine', to distinguish her from her granny, was born on 23 Sep 1887. The first child of Stanley and Rhoda Butler.

Biog: Andrew Lang (1844-1912), 'Little Josephine'