Josephine Butler to Rhoda.

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/31/32
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5256
  • Dates of Creation
      31 Oct 1892
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Hotel Grande Bretagne, Le Cannet, Cannes. Thankful to hear of little Josephine's safe arrival at home. She is astonished at the letters she is getting from people who have just read her 'Recollections of George Butler'. Among others she quotes Stead; 'I feel grateful to you beyond words for writing this book...I feel proud of my sex that such a man could be'; to which her remark was: 'Is not this a rebuke to my doubts of poor old Stead?' News of the Meuricoffres: they left Naples to come North but at Varese Uncle Tell was taken ill, the doctor says congestion of the lungs. If he gets well enough they both hope to come on to Cannes.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I can't tell you how thankful I am about Josephine having got home.' There seems a slight discrepancy here in the date of Josephine's final arrival at her parents' home.

In letter of 8 Jun [1892] JB to Miss Priestman - she says: 'Dear little Josephine left me last week to join her parents ... I have had her nearly two years. But I am glad her mother has her now.

In this letter of 31 Oct to Rhoda, JB says: 'I can't tell you how thankful I am about Josephine having got home. We might all to sing a Psalm of praise.'

'The last part of dear Father's life.' Just published: 'Recollections of George Butler' by JB 1892.

Biog:Lord Lingin, Froude, WT Stead, Chevalier Tell Meuricoffres