Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Postcard. Written from Bern. Postmarked Bern 24 Oct 1899

Expects to be there a week longer. Her son George there to see his uncle (Meuricoffre) once more. Comments 'How terrible the ear is'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'to see his dear Uncle once more' This was Tell Meuricoffre husband of JB's sister, Harriet; much loved by all the Butler family

'Mr Appia' was pastor of 'Notre Dame des Champs', Paris belonged to the ancient Waldensian Church in Italy (see letters of 7 Jun 1875 and 27 Apr 1876)

'How terrible this war is' South African War started on 10 Oct 1899

'my son Charles' wife ... in Cornwall' Charles had a job in Cornwall connected with mining. His wife Margaret nee Talbot. See letter of 2 Mar 1900 from JB to Stanley when she is staying with them at St Ives