Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Incomplete photocopy of letter. Written from Cheltenham.

What she had to relate is for her friend's ear only: for the last three months she has been racked with a mysterious and severe internal pain, she has had three doctors to see her and all have given her up. She has had letters from dear friends, 'Prophets and Healers' telling her of wonderful healing to those who believed that God would deliver them. She has followed these counsels with the result that the paroxysms of pain are lessened and she has been given divine revelations and visions far beyond human imagining. She now only wants to be left alone.

Administrative / Biographical History

25 Jun [1903]

Biog: Mrs Sumner, Amelie Humbert