Mrs Elizabeth Andrew to 'My very dear Friend' [probably Miss Forsaith]

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Written from 39 Scarisbrook New Road, Southport

They had a good meeting at the House of Rest. They sold 20 copies of 'The Queen's Daughters [in India by Dr Bushnell and Mrs Andrew] so would she send 25 more copies. They are not yet clear what is best for them to do about the new edition. They think the Dec number of The Shield (Mrs Butler's letter of resignation especially) would do a great good if it could be sent to all the Australia WCTU (Women's Christian Temperance Union) Presidents and workers. Speaks of the Rev. Eric Lewis who is so stirred by their question that he is preparing to sail for India early next month and they would like him to meet Mr Wilson or Mr Stuart.

Administrative / Biographical History

'26 copies of the 'Queen's Daughters' were sold'

This book written by Dr KC Bushnell and Mrs EW Andrew was an account of their experiences and observations during the winter of 1891 spent in India: of the working of the CD Acts in India. It was published in America, Sep 1897. (See 'Sentinel' Dec 1897 p 153)

The 2nd ed was published in England by Morgan and Scott, 1898. It was carefully revised and an appendix added and was prefaced by Introductory Notes by Josephine Butler and HJ Wilson.

(Reviewed in 'Sentinel' Apr 1898 p 48)

'I enclose a letter received from Rev Eric Lewis, the young clergyman who arranged for our coming to Bethshan'

See letter of 26 Mar 1884 JB to Stanley (son), which describes a visit to the House of Healing (Bethshan) in North London.

(References in index are to be found under Mrs Baxter the Healer of Bethshan).

Bethshan means House of Rest. See note to letter of 26 Mar 1884.