Mr Burfoot (printer) to Josephine Butler

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/30/04
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4220
  • Dates of Creation
      30 Jan 1891
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Lewisham. He is compulsorily laid up as the result of an accident and is not very patient about it: 'it is very trying to be laid aside just when Parliament opens and business awakens'. Makes a few suggestions about the 'Dawn' with offers of help.

Administrative / Biographical History

Friday 30 Jan 1891

Dr Bucknell (sic)

This should be Dr Bushnell, the American lady who with her friend Mrs Andrews (mentioned later in the letter) had just come over to England to offer themselves for work connected with the LNA, and who finally went on the tour of investigation in the Indian cantonments. (See letter of 9 Mar 1891 for further details of the 2 ladies). For notes on Dr Kate Bushnell and her friend and co-worker Mrs Andrews see letters dated: 30 Mar 1893, 17 Apr 1893, 23 Apr 1893.

'if he [Prof Stuart] had been at the 'Star' Office when I called there'

Prof Stuart in his 'Reminiscences' says: 'For a number of years I was connected with newspapers being chairman of the Board of Directors of the 'Star' Newspaper co ... at one time I wrote the leading articles in the 'Star'.

('Reminiscences' by James Stuart 1912 p 252-4)

Biog: Mr F Burfoot; Dr Bushnell; Mrs Andrews; Prof Stuart; Aaron Powell