Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter. Written from Montreux

She says that she is very lonely but praying helps 'about father too, for I see nothing in the Bible against our praying for the dead'.

A cablegram came from Charles on Christmas Eve to say he had started homeward but then on order from his Company had to return to 'the burnt desert at Bamboo'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles went out to Western Australia in 1895. (See letters of 4 May, 13 Jun 1895 and 12 Dec 1896). Charles returned home in 1897 and married Margaret Talbot on 31 Aug 1897. (See letter of 18 Jan 1897 Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler)

Biog: Charles (Josephine Butler's youngest son), Margaret Talbot