Josephine Butler to Rhoda Butler

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/31/35
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5257
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Dec [1892]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Le Cannet, Cannes. Asks her what she will wear at the wedding [of George and Mia St. Paul celebrated 19 Jan 1893] She has not left her room for the last four days because of rheumatism[sic]. There is nobody she much cares about in the hotel, very different from the last time they stayed there [see letter of 17 Feb 1889]. Now they are chiefly young girls with invalid parents, and a sprinkling of Turks and Africans. Had a very nice letter from Cyril's fiancee, May Pease, whose aunt, old Mrs McCleod of Edinburgh 'is delighted that May will have me for an aunt!! [Cyril was a nephew of JB the son of Spencer Butler brother of her late husband] 'It is odd his marrying into a clan which would have been among our repeal workers from the first'

Administrative / Biographical History

'What will you wear at the wedding?' This would be the wedding of JB's eldest son George with Mia St Paul on 19 Jan 1893.

'I had a very nice letter from Cyril's fiancée. *Cyril was a nephew of JB's, being the son of Spencer Perceval Butler who was a younger brother of Canon George Butler. Spencer (1828-1915) was a barrister and held a variety of public posts. The fiancée, May Pease, was one of the Pease family of Quakers, all warm supporters of the Repeal movement which was not quite to the taste of the essentially Establishment figure of Spencer Perceval Butler.

* Sir Cyril Kendal, KBE (1864-1936)

Biog: Sir Mark & Lady Collet; The Brodies; Spencer Perceval Butler & son Cyril; May Pease