Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from Ewart, Northumberland

Sends her the Edinburgh surgeon's letter to read and asks her to suggest any literature that might help him to answer the objections of his fellow doctors. Also sends her a letter from a doctor of Charleroi, droll but excellent. Return both. Still has five of the household down with influenza including the two children.

Administrative / Biographical History

18 Mar [1898]

'This good Edinburgh Surgeon's letter'

This was Dr John Shaw McLaren. (See his letter to JB dated 15 Mar 1898)

'The excellent letter from Dr Boens, a doctor of Charleroi in Belgium'

Referred to in letter of 16 Mar as 'a Belgian doctor of Charleroi'

'The two dear babes attacked [with flu] it is so pitiful' These were Hetha b 26 Jul 1896; and the baby Horace b 2 Feb 1898 children of George and Mia Butler of Ewart

Biog: Dr John Shaw McLaren, Dr Boens of Charleroi, Maurice Gregory