Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/118
TitleLetter from [Josephine Elizabeth] Butler
Extent1 item
Date[c 1870s]
DescriptionDiscusses family news and her travels abroad; ill health of her son Stanley due to smallpox and Butler's ill health having congestion of the brain; Frank Martineau; attended two meetings in Birmingham; Mr Stansfeld stay with the Butler's and his view of the situation in the cabinet and parliament; our 'special cause'; Jenny's serious illness; describes reading Martineau's former letter concerning Forster's Education Bill, which Butler states 'reads like a prophecy fulfilled' [Forster's 1870 Education Act]. Letter dated 21 December but no year is given, but it is assumed to date after 1870.
Access StatusOpen


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