Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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

She would so like to have a talk with her friend about Federation affairs, 'our poor Cause which seems just now a little in danger of being swamped by outside elements...My interest in it all is as keen as ever, but I cannot work or write as I did...Meanwhile family anxieties continue, but do not press so heavily...It is still for me the valley of humiliation, of painful waiting, yet of hope.'

She has had a very thoughtful letter from Amelie Humbert from Texas, and she rather like herself [JB] thinks the Federation may be near to shipwreck, 'but the living souls in it will not perish, they will reach the shore and so once more His work, perhaps in a wholly different way.'

Administrative / Biographical History

20 Aug [1904]

Biog: Mrs Amos, Amelie Humbert, Mr HJ Wilson