Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/37/17
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5341
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1897
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from the Lord Warden Hotel [Dover]

No date but letter begins:

'I am staying here tonight to go on tomorrow to the Buckingham Palace Hotel, London'. The next letter from Buckingham Palace Hotel is dated 6 Mar 1897

She is spending the night in Dover after 'the worst crossing I ever had in my life' and is coming on to London the next day. Says she had a useful day in Brussels the day before and had a good talk with Mr. Baernaerts the 'Speaker' of their House of Commons: she had got to know him at the Conference of the Federation held at Brussels in Oct 1891.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I had a useful day in Brussels yesterday having managed to see and have a good talk with Mr Baernaerts ... he was Prime Minister when you were with me in Brussels'

This refers to the Federation Conference held in Brussels in Oct 1891, when Stanley accompanied his mother. (For an account see the 'Dawn' Oct 1891 p 2). The Conference for 1897 was also held in Brussels 15-17 Jul 1897.

Biog: M Baernaerts, M Mussche