Josephine Butler to Rhoda Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Balham.

She will expect the children to arrive [Josephine and Bob] the first week of Oct. Discusses details of domestic interest.

'I am sorry your poor Mama was to stay in bed this fine weather. I have sent Emmie a cheque to get everything for her she can need.' Josephine had sent a cheque for purchase extra items for herself.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Emmie': Emily Georgina, Josephine Butler's younger sister, whose 2nd husband Jasper Bolton died in 1871. Some years later she married Mr FW Thomas, a widower. A younger member of his family by an earlier marriage was named Emmie Thomas and lived with her stepmother at this time. She is the Emmie referred to here.