Josephine Butler to 'Kind Friend'

Scope and Content

Written from Station Hotel [see letters of 10 and 17 Sep arranging for her to stay a few nights at York].

To say her eldest son is arriving that day to arrange for her to be taken in a reserved carriage up to Northumberland and she asks the friend if she can get a carrying chair for her in York to have in the railway carriage.

Administrative / Biographical History

Friday [25 Sep 1903]

Date: Her son Stanley met her at York, 21 Sep, which was a Monday so the Friday would be 25 Sep.

'Kind Friend' is not Mrs Thorp, but is probably 'of The Kind Friends whom know well by name.' (See letter of 10 Sep.)

Her 'eldest son' was George Grey Butler who in consequence of a serious accident when out riding in 1894 was obliged to retire from his Civil Service 1 Jan 1896 and took up residence at his wife's estate of Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland. His wife died 26 Apr 1901 leaving him with 3 children.

Biog: George Grey Butler