Josephine Butler to Rhoda Butler

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/29/26
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5242
  • Dates of Creation
      4 Nov [1890]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Serrieres, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Amelie Humbert found her a room which gives her a quiet place to write and think but only a mile from her friends at Neuchatel, and with a lovely view of the Alps. She hopes she will be able to write something worthy about him. Mr Stead offered her a large sum of money to write 'Reminiscences of my own Life' which he would publish, but she refused his offer. She wishes not to speak of herself but of her husband.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Aunt Fanny' This was Frances, elder sister of JB, married to Rev Smyttan and when widowed lived with her father John Grey till his death in 1868. After that she helped JB in her work whenever called upon.

'I hope I shall be able to write something worthy of him' The book 'Recollections of George Butler' was published in 1892.

'Mr Stead offered me a large sum of money to write ... 'Reminiscences of my own life'

Biog: Aunt Fanny (Mrs Smyttan); Amelie Humbert; Mr Stead; Adela Grey