Josephine Butler to Hatty Meuricoffre

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/09/18
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3115
  • Dates of Creation
      5 Feb 1875
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Hotel Bellevue, Neuchatel. She had arrived there from Geneva where she had written a distracted note. Stuart had been supporting her but now they both wish that George and Hatty were there too. She paints a vivid picture of the hidden and secret vices (the girls are kept under lock and key) of that clean and orderly town where there is never a prostitute in the streets. 'It is the combination of the greedy insatiable debauchery and license of Paris, with the cold, heavy Old Testament expression...of Calvin'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Late Friday night

Edith = Edith Leupold JB's niece resident at Genoa

Tully = Mrs Mary Ann Garston, JB's sister known to the family as Aunt Tully

'When do she and Ethel come to you?'

Ethel was the only daughter of Mrs Garson (JB's sister). She married Mr Frank Budd

Biog: James Stuart; Mr Turrettini (Procureu General); Mme Venturi; Pere Hyacinthe; Pastor Borel; Prof Hornung; Mr Budd; Madame Burdel; Mr Buscarlet; Mrs Garston