Josephine Butler to Rhoda and Stanley Butler

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Written [from Wimbledon, London]

'so overloaded with this work about Colmar'

This was where the International Conference of the Federation was to be held in Sep 1895. Says she is losing her 'head power', and she is going to try to get away this week. George will see her off from Victoria or Dover. She is going to stay with her old friends the Humberts, at Neuchatel. Reports that George seems to have 'taken better to his harness than I feared' [he had a serious accident, which fractured his skull a year ago] but gets headaches at the end of the day's work.

'I am glad your mama has gone to the Braggs at Plymouth' The mother of the Priestman sisters was Rachel Bragg and the house of the Miss Braggs at Plymouth was always open to any old friends who needed rest and feeding up. (See also letter of 8 Sep [1901] Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman.

'Miss Talbot came over one afternoon'.

'Margaret keeps very cheerful, tho' Charlie is getting further away' Charlie was on his way out to Australia to take up a mining job on the eastern side near Bamboo Creek far in the Tropics. (There was a report of a gold reef there). He finally got back to England in 1897.

Margaret Talbot was Charlie's fiancée. They were married on 31 Aug 1897.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Margaret Talbot, The Miss Braggs