Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/45/06
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5386
  • Dates of Creation
      24 Jan [1901]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from c/o Mrs Terrell, 35 Argyle Road, W Ealing.

She would like to go North to be nearer her North Country children [George and his family at Ewart Park] and also to be nearer her printer [Horace Marshall] so as to hurry up the publication of her book on her sister. No one could write the book to the end except herself and she prays to be kept alive to finish it. The rest of the letter is devoted to a eulogy of the Queen. (see also letters of 23, 29 and 31 Jan]

Administrative / Biographical History

24 Jan [1901]

'try to finish this book about my sister'

'In Memoriam: Harriet Meuricoffre' Marshall 1901

'in spite of Mrs Terrell's great kindness'

The address was 35 Argyle Rd, West Ealing and she often gave hospitality to JB when she had to visit London

Queen Victoria died [Tuesday] 22 Jan 1901

Table of events in 1901 following the Queen's death:

Tues 22 Jan 6.30 pm Death of Queen

Thurs 24 Jan Edward proclaimed King as Edward VII

Fri 1 Feb The yacht Albert passing between long lines of warships carried coffin from Cowes to Goshurst

Sat 2 Feb early this day Victoria's remains were brought to London and were borne on a gun carriage from Victoria Station to Paddington The funeral service took place in the afternoon in St George's Chapel, Windsor

Mon 4 Feb Private burial in the Mausoleum at Frogmore Family only

Biog: Mrs Terrell, Queen Victoria