Josephine Butler to Miss Mary Priestman

Scope and Content

Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland

George was still suffering a good deal from head weakness and depression since his accident (see her letters of May 1894). Her sister Mrs Smyttan is longing to see her again (see letters dated 21 Jun 1892)

'I have been getting on with my writing work'

Josephine Butler was working on two pieces:

- 'Lady of Shunem' which she described as a series of studies in scripture; a collection of reflections on unrelated episodes from the Bible' (Published in 1895)

- 'Personal reminiscences of a Great Crusade' an account of the movement for Abolition between 1869 and 1886 (Published in 1896)

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: George and Mia, Stanley and his family, Charles, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Smyttan, Amelie Humbert, M Minod