Josephine Butler to Emily [Ford]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from [Winchester]. Thanks her for her letter of sympathy; the only help she could give would be if she knew of a very good children's nurse [there was also a baby boy of four months]. At the moment she is in 'such twilight and darkness of soul, just from being overtired'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christmas Day [1888] Date Christmas Day only but reference to the grandchild, little Josephine, ill with a spinal problems so that she has to be kept lying down, dates it 1888 see letter of 5 Dec 1888. 'I think Hannah Smith has gone abroad or I would have written to thank her for a most prophet like letter she wrote me full of comfort' [for the illness of little Josephine] Hannah Smith was a religious writer and speaker, an American who came over to England with her husband. Both were well known in the evangelical and revivalist movement so widespread at that period. (Moody and Sankey; Keswick convention, etc.) Biog: Miss Emily Ford; Lady Mount Temple; Hannah Pearsall Smith.