Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Forsaith]

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

Giving her opinion of Mr Campbell Morgan's account of the Welsh Revival in his paper 'Christian Commonwealth'; she thinks unlike Morgan, that they can imitate the Welsh people 'in the long continued seeking and prayer which preceded this wonderful wave of blessing'. She contrasts the two movements, the Torry/Alexander mission or any mission and the Welsh Revival; the former with its 'advertising, the enormous sums of money spent and the centralising of the movement round the men leaders' and in Wales just the spontaneous working of the Spirit. She agrees with him that this Welsh revival is an 'Ethical Revival'. JB again criticises General Booth; she thinks that 'that organisation is in a measure 'played out', they have put the 'Army' almost in the place of Christ'. He has recently been in Berlin holding very noisy meetings. 'but apparently he was much appreciated' there. 'He kept his head as long as his wife lived, she was a wise and truly spiritual woman.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'Campbell Morgan's account of the Welsh Revival'

Editor of the 'Christian Commonwealth and an old friend of JB

'He [General Booth] kept his head while his wife lived'

Mrs Catherine Booth (wife of the General) died in 1890

Biog: Campbell Morgan; Evan Roberts; Torrey and Alexander; General Booth and Mrs Booth; Kate Bushnell and Mrs Andrew