Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of incomplete letter. Written from Malvern 39 Clarence Square, Cheltenham.

She has just returned from her stay in Malvern, thankful to get back to her rooms where she can be very quiet as she has had constant pain since she last wrote. She is just now very interested, though she thinks it might not sufficiently interest the 'Shield' in the 'North Eastern France Society' recently formed of which a notice appeared in the Jun 'Bien Public or 'Bulletin'. She came across the young man who is the leader of this movement in the industrial north-east region, at the last great Conference at Geneva where she went [in 1899]. One day at the usual morning prayer meeting a young man who had been sitting beside her stood up and 'poured forth such a prayer that the place seemed to be shaken with a Pentecostal breath...This young man...is the leader of that new movement in a great industrial neighbourhood, Elie Gorenelle is his name. She encloses an account of it and thinks it worthy of notice.

Administrative / Biographical History

North Eastern France Society

Leader of the movement in that great industrial neighbourhood Elie Gorenelle (or Gounelle)

Biog: Elie, Gorenelle