Josephine Butler to Rhoda Butler

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Photocopy of incomplete and unfinished letter. She relates the death of her dear dog Eiger [a St. Bernard] to the great grief of the whole family. Following this George had to start for Aunt Elizabeth's funeral [an aunt on the Gray side]

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'Aunt Elizabeth's funeral' This was Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Henry Morton, m. 15 Apr 1858, d. 18 Aug 1893*. She was the second wife of George Annett Grey of Milfield who was the eldest son of John Grey of Dilston and therefore brother of JB. She died without issue. (*Taken from Monumental inscriptions, Kirknewton. The pedigree of the Grey family was printed in 1856.)

'Eiger', the St. Bernard dog. See Note, letter of 17 Apr 1893, JB to Stanley.

Biog: Elizabeth Jane Grey (née Morton), wife of George Annett Grey