Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/32/25
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5261
  • Dates of Creation
      20 May 1893
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from 24 Grosvenor Road, Westminster Embankment, (the Stuarts House). Says her little house at Balham is at their disposal whenever she is away. She is now up in London attending the Committee set up to support the evidence of the two American ladies sent out to India against Lord Roberts' denial [see letter of 17 Apr 1893]. Speaks warmly of Sir William Wedderburn. She has accepted Lady Henry Somerset's offer to stay with her, while she is writing the appeal asked for by Mr Stansfeld [see letter of 17 Apr] who says the agitation must begin 'straight off to-day'. Reports a conversation between Lord Roberts and Stead relayed to her by Stead.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I attended yesterday at a Committee at Westminster about Lord Robert's denial etc.'

See note on 'Departmental Committee' in letter of 17 Apr 1893 JB to Stanley.

24 Grosvenor Rd, London was the address of the Stuarts' London house where JB often stayed when up in town for committees, and other business of the Society.

Biog: Lord Roberts, Sir William Wedderburn, Lady Henry Somerset, WT Stead