Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Photocopy of incomplete letter. Thursday night [follows on with same subject as that in the letter of Thursday 5 Mar so probably a week later i.e. 12 Mar 1903

She did not mean that the publication of the recollections spoke of in her last letter should be postponed till after her death. On the contrary she thinks its publication is urgently needed now and there would be more to tell than one day and night of prayer. In the first place they felt that they must confess openly and publicly that their hope was in God and in Him alone, so they advertised in all the London Dailies. Meetings were held every day in the big Halls; George Appia of Paris came over and several other foreign friends. One who spoke was 'my beloved husband' and he prayed for 'Thy servant the Prime Minister' who was also his personal friend: many MPs even Cavendish Bentinck 'not cynical but looking rather abashed'

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: George Appia, Mr Fowler, Rev. George Butler, Mr Stansfeld, Cavendish Bentinck, Mrs Booth (General's wife)