Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

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Photocopy letter. Written from Wimbledon. Speaks of Prince Edward's death. She herself is still weak from an attack of the same plague; she thinks George has been very anxious about her.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Poor young Prince Edward' This was Albert Edward, Duke of Clarence (Eddy) (1864-1892), eldest son of Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and Alexandra Princess of Denmark. He caught influenza, developed pneumonia and died on 14 Jan 1892. He was engaged to Princess May and the wedding was fixed for 27 Feb.

'Princess May' - later queen consort of George V. The daughter of the duke and duchess of Teck, the latter a grand-daughter of George II. She became engaged in 1891 to the Duke of Clarence [see above]. After his death c.1892 she married, in 1893, his brother George, duke of York who succeeded to the throne in 1910.

Biog: Albert Edward, Duke of Clarence; Princess May (queen consort of George V)