Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Written from Ewart, Wooler, Northumberland.

Devoted to what she calls the lethargy of the Churches in Scotland and she would like Miss F to read her remarks to the Committee. She suggests that she should write personal letters to some of the religious leaders in Scotland enclosing with each the Missionaries Appeal from India the same number of her Letter.

Administrative / Biographical History

'The Missionaries Appeal from India'

See Note for Postcard of JB to Miss Forsaith of 6 Jan.

'Lord George Hamilton's good advice in his 'Despatch' ... has been set aside by the repeal of the Act of 1895.' The memorial to Lord George Hamilton issued by the Committee contains a most searching analysis of this Despatch. It carefully explains 'why we consider his proposals to be at once inadequate and dangerous.'

See Shield May 1897 especially article entitled 'The Dangers of the Despatch' (p.6)

Also 'Shield' Jul 1897, p.25: 'The Progress of the Plot'

'Shield' Aug 1897, p.34: 'The New Cantonment Regulations'

Biog: Rev. John Dymock, Principal Rainy, Lord George Hamilton, Mr Cope, Bishop of Durham