Josephine Butler to 'Beloved Friends - you three' [Miss Forsaith, Harriet and Mrs Terrell]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland].

Marked 'Private.' She has had a serious break down and finally her son George insisted that she have the local doctor. He ordered her to bed for weeks, not to move, not to write, not to have any visits. She is finding the complete rest marvellous. As she says: 'Florence Nightingale is still alive and she has been in bed for seven years...surely I may be permitted to lie in bed for seven weeks'. Begs them to send her Revival news: 'The Christian', the 'Life of Faith' and 'anything you hear'.

Mr Stuart writes in 'electioneering victorious tone' [having won his seat at Sunderland] to say he will come to see her that weekend, but he will have to be put off.

Administrative / Biographical History

(1) 'The Christian' & (2) 'The Life of Faith'

(3) Letters referring to 'The Christian' 3 Jul 1902; 20 Jan 1905; 26 Jan 1905. For note on, see 3 Jul 1902.

(4) Letter of 14 Aug 1905 JB to Miss Forsaith with Note on 'The Life of Faith'.

Biog: Florence Nightingale; Mr James Stuart