Josephine Butler to Mrs Thorp

Scope and Content

Written from Galewood, Wooler, Northumberland

First part about Ann Charlton, a nurse whom Mrs Thorp had got for her and whom she was dispensing with; has given her a good testimonial but tells Mrs T of certain difficulties with her. Asks her to thank Mr Thorp for returning her letter and for the suggestions he has made which are good and useful. She has decided not to publish or print it in any way. She speaks of the distress existing in Newcastle 'Some thousands of the Tyne working men on Lord Armstrong's and other works are on the streets'. Her son goes constantly to Newcastle on magistrate's business so not likely to be misinformed on this subject.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Mrs Thorp, George Grey (son)