Josephine Butler [written by A Humbert] to Mrs Tanner

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/25/01
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4058
  • Dates of Creation
      17 Jan 1886
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Says she has 'kept the 2/- for Rebecca Jarrett and acknowledged the whole amount'. Josephine Butler's son [i.e. Charles] 'not as bright as we might wish'

Administrative / Biographical History

17 Jan [1886]. Date: [no year but probably 1886 as reference to 'Rebecca J.' and this case did not come up in the Courts till the autumn of 1885]. 'I have kept the 2/- for Rebecca J.' This was Rebecca Jarrett, then serving a sentence of 2 years for involvement with WT Stead in the 'Eliza Armstrong' case (autumn of 1885). (See letter of 5 Jun 1885 with Note and letter of 26 Jul 1885 with Note) 'We have pretty good news from dear Mrs Butler.' JB stayed on in London after the trial to make arrangements for legal costs to be paid and to do what she could through the prison chaplain and the Salvation Army to ease Rebecca Jarrett's imprisonment. 'I am afraid Mrs Butler will not be able to go to the Exeter Hall meeting tomorrow.' Biog: Rebecca Jarrett.