Josephine Butler to Bob Butler (grandson)

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter. Written from Geneva.

Interested to hear how many things they have got for their museum. If she can get to St Andrews that winter she will get a carpenter to make another wing for it. There is great heat where she is, and the grapes are ripening fast. Tells him that one of the false accusers of Dreyfus has confessed his guilt and others following this have run away or confessed so the French government are bringing Dreyfus back to Paris for a fresh trial. 'Two of the rascal generals, Boisdeffre and Mercier are staying at Evians, a beautiful place across this lake which I can see'

Administrative / Biographical History

'Do you remember my telling you all about poor Captain Dreyfus ...'

For summary of Dreyfus case see note letter of 3 Feb 1898 JB to Mr Johnson