William Alexander Archbishop of Armagh to Josephine Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of the end of a letter. Written from The Palace, Armagh.

Thanks her especially for 'her prayers and counsel.'

Administrative / Biographical History

No date probably early in Aug 1902.

'I am very sensible of your goodness to me and assured of the value of your prayers and counsels'

In a letter of 5 Aug 1902, JB to Miss Forsaith (Secretary of the London HQ of the Cause) JB tells how she recently received a 'letter from a well known Evangelical Bishop of the Church of England ... adjoining me to pray for him' [i.e. the Archbishop of Armagh]

'pray for me, dear Lady, I am in deep darkness. Ask for me what I need - Light, Deliverance and Peace'

Then on 11 Aug 1902 JB writes again to Miss Forsaith and says: '... I have a 2nd letter from the Archbishop thanking me for prayer ...'

Other letters with references to the Archbishop are:

22 Sep 1905 JB to Charles Grey (her brother, who lived in Ireland and knew the abp)

2 Dec 1905 JB to Miss Forsaith enclosing 'a line written to my brother Charles by the Archbishop Alexander'

Date of Archbishop's letter would therefore probably be early in Aug 1902

Biog: William Alexander, Archbishop of Armagh Primate of Ireland (1824-1911)