William Booth to [Josephine Butler]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of the last page of a four-page letter. Says he has 'found much consolation in the latest development of the purpose for which the Army exists...the removal of the sorrows of those who are without friends.' [See Note]

Administrative / Biographical History

No address or date. 'I have found much consolation in this latest development of the purpose for which the Army exists ... the removal of the services of those who are without friends'. William Booth was General Booth, Salvation Army.

This may refer to Booth's famous scheme for the solution of the social problems, contained in 'In darkest England and the way out' (1880). It was the 1st notion of social regeneration for the 'submerged 10th'

If so the date of this letter would be 1890.

Biog: William Booth (1829-1912)