Mlle A Humbert to Mrs Tanner

Scope and Content

Written from Winchester. Has sent off what programmes she had at once and is sending 300 more shortly. Says that Mrs Butler is still very worried about the Canon's health, he is very weak. Gives a list of eight foreign guests she has heard from, but says that things are held up because most people do not give a definite answer.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuesday 15 Jun [1886] 'Mrs Butler thinks she ought by all means to send plenty of literature to Mr Gladwin to India without waiting till the Congress is over.' See letter of JB to Miss Priestman 30 Dec 1885 in which she mentions the little journal called the 'Indian Purity Trumpet' edited by Mr Gladwin of Bombay, which has been advocating this Cause. 'Mrs Butler is still very much distressed on account of Canon Butler.' Since the attack of fever, which laid him out when he was staying at Naples in Mar 1886 (see letter from JB to her son George 26 Mar 1886) the Canon had never properly recovered his health. Finally in the autumn he went abroad again in search of health. Biog: WJ Gladwin of Bombay.