Josephine Butler to 'Beloved Friends' [Miss Forsaith, Harriet]

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/49/11
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5462
  • Dates of Creation
      8 Feb 1905
  • Physical Description
      1 item

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Photocopy of a letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland]

Is longing to hear of their visit to Wales; Mr Allan of Glasgow went to Cardiff the same day that they did. Joyful news of the spread of the Welsh revival in Leeds, the Isle of Man and northwards. Very anxious for Miss F. to visit her 'try and come before I die'. She reads that the Grand Master of the Holy Synod complains of 'unauthorised religious revivals' and 'it is true that there has been a real Pentecostal revival in the Esthonian Provinces on the Baltic coast.!'. She notes that the 'Church Army' is holding daily prayer meetings for a true revival. The members of the 'Commission' (for planning the Jubilee meeting of the Federation) have told me that 'no one would be more welcome that you to represent me'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Will you give me an idea when you could perhaps come to see me ...?

Arrangements for the visit are continued in a letter of Sunday [12 Feb 1905] in which she says 'Mar would suit me better than Feb for your visit'

and then of 16 [Feb] [1905] 'it will be so sweet to see you'

with a final letter of Sunday [26 Feb 1905] fixing the date of coming for Saturday [4 Mar] with directions for the train journey to her

'The Church Army Mr Carlyle's [sic] organisation'

This was founded in 1882 by the Rev Wilson Carlile 4 years after the Salvation Army was founded by General Booth

'The 'Commission' in Switzerland who are planning for the proposed Jubilee of next Sep'

This was the Commission set up by the International Federation for the Abolition of Government Regulation of Prostitution. The task of the Commission was to organise the Jubilee Meeting of the Federation to be held at Neuchatel Sep 1905

'There has been a real Pentecostal revival in the Estonian Provinces on the Baltic Coast'

Biog: Mr Carlile (Church Army); Mme Pieczynska; MA Humbert