Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Typed copy of letter. Written from La Gordanne, Perroy, Vaud (the Swiss home of her sister Mrs Meuricoffre).

Asking her to send to a Russian lady they had met there and who is very interested in their work, a copy of her book 'Reminiscences of a Great Crusade'. M. Minod (Geneva) will send her various official papers. She laments the imprisonment of Colonel Piquart, a fellow officer of Dreyfus and the first to protest against his sentence.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The Queen's Daughters in India' A book by Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew about the treatment of women in India, based on their investigation of the cantonments during the winter of 1891-1892. (For further details see note letter of 1 Dec 1897 Mrs Andrew to Miss Forsaith)

'My heart aches over that noble man Col Piquart now in the clutches of that wicked military Jesuit clique' He was a fellow officer of Dreyfus and was the first to protest against the sentence meted out to him. He demanded a re-examination of the evidence and was promptly cashiered and then imprisoned

'to forward this letter to our dear Americans'

who were Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew

'the Empress of China' The last great ruler of the Manchu dynasty, the dowager Empress Tze Hsi who died in 1908

Biog: Madame la Princesse Troubetzkov, M de Morsier, Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew