James Stuart to Mr Wilson

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/11/54
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3429
  • Dates of Creation
      30 May 1875
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool (home of Butlers). Answering the different points in his letter:

* Humbert busy bringing out JB's pamphlet in French, German and Italian

* Llewelyn sent 20 copies of the letter from Dr Carter to different people. No business letters coming now to JB

* The circulars issued with Mr Butler's name given as Secretary were done when she was very ill and very worried thinking the work would not be done. This was a great relief to her.

Mrs Butler still very far from well and must for several weeks yet be free from all feeling of responsibility. He must now leave and go to Scotland for a week and then return to Cambridge to hand over the conduct of the University Extension Work to the Syndicate. We will then be much more free for working for the Cause.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Humbert is busy now bringing out Mrs Butler's pamphlet'

This was 'Une voix dans le desert'

For details of publication in various languages see note letter from JB to HJ Wilson 5 Jul 1875

'hand over the conduct of the University extension work to the Syndicate'

James Stuart's part in starting and developing University extension lectures must be sought in works devoted specially to educational development of the second half of the 19th century. Because he devoted himself from 1875 onwards more to the cause associated with JB than to education he won no public honours; but he will always be remembered and honoured by those who knew what sacrifices he made, not least by JB herself

Biog: MA Humbert; G Nathan; Llewelyn; Rev George Butler; James Stuart