Josephine Butler to Rev George Butler

Scope and Content

Written from Paris.

Says she will write him a few lines now in case she is too busy the next day. Cat (Stanley) and she are quite cosy in three small rooms and have spent the day reading, writing and resting and she has been considering what she will say to her friends. They have engaged a 'voiture de remise' to take her about for the week.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sunday evening [13 Dec 1874 dated on the assumption that she arrived in Paris on Friday 11 Dec 1874]

'Catty (or Cat) and I have three cosy little rooms'

This was the family pet name for Stanley, the Butler's second son.

'In the afternoon Mlle Dumas called ... she is secretary of the Committee of St Lazare where about a 1000 poor women are imprisoned - I fear these French ladies are far from enlightened in some matters'.

For an account of JB's visit to the St Lazare see her letter to Mr Edmondson - Paris 17 Feb 1875. (Copy Black Book is cont trip 1874/1875 p 74)

Also letter of 15 Dec 1874 JB to Mr Edmondson