Josephine Butler to 'Beloved Friend' [Miss Forsaith].

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

Hopes her friend will be able to go to Neuchatel for the Congress. Mrs Terrell has been staying near there looking after her brother's children so only paid one brief children. Approves of General Booth's Colonising scheme, but Japan not suitable for it and she does not think a visit would do much good, but the Japanese are 'now clamouring for more light'.

Administrative / Biographical History

'His [General Booth] colonising idea is good'

This was General Booth's scheme for the solution of the Social Problems contained in his famous publication 'In Darkest England and the Wayout' published in 1890. The colonising scheme envisaged a tract of land overseas which the Salvation Army would prepare for settlement. JB thought the idea good but not suitable to be tried in Japan where every acre is already cultivated

Biog: Mrs Terrell; General Booth; Mr Allan; Yoshimoto;