Manuscript items by Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- Grannie Diary 1873 Chapter 6

- 'The chrysanthemum show at the Aquarium'

Manuscript note on front cover 'This charming poem was written by Mrs Josephine Butler (Rollo's great aunt) about 1892. I remember the occasion ASG Butler [grandson]'

- 'Extracts from My journal abroad during the last two years of my husband's life. These extracts are for my children only. I believe they will read them with interest in future years'

Manuscript notes on front cover

'For my dear son Stanley and Rhoda

and for his children I beg that this record may be carefully read and preserved JE Butler'

'Dear Stanley

I sent you this record and you read and sent it back to me by return of post. I ask you now to keep it for dear father's sake, and to pass it on to your children, that they may know more of his last days and his saintly character than they could learn form any other source.'