Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Photocopy of incomplete letter [first pages missing].

Discussion of the work and life of St. Teresa of Avila.

Administrative / Biographical History

Saturday [no month, no year, c. 4 Jun 1898]

'Dr Alexander Whyte's Sketch of St Theresa' was published in 1897

Date: 'Thank you so much for the long list of likely ministers to whom to send my appeal'

This letter is linked with that of 9 May which follows on the receipt of the 'long list of likely ministers' and says they have 'written to 100 missionaries' This letter therefore may be dated 4 Jun which in 1898 was Saturday while the 2nd letter of 9 May be dated 9 Jun 1898. Dating the year to 1898 is further established by the remark in the letter of the 9th 'I am in almost daily correspondence about Congress'. This was the Federation Congress held in London 12-15 Jul 1898.

Biog: St Theresa, Mrs Oth, Francis Xavier, Luther, J A Froude