Josephine Butler to 'beloved friend' [Miss Forsaith]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter. Written from Wooler, Northumberland

She is not pleased with the 'Life of Faith' [monthly paper started by the Rev Evan Hopkins. See note] though it does acknowledge a 'revised Keswick'. However 'the two great instruments of the revival there are carefully kept back...I mean Mr Allan and old Mr Seth Joshua'. These two and some others held two all nights of prayer at Keswick, followed by several incidents. To Webb-Peploe and his set it all seemed 'Most irregular' and these special incidents were not mentioned in the 'Life of Faith'.

A second account is given of Colonel Younghusband's mission to Tibet very similar to that in letter of Aug 17 1905, JB to Stanley.

Administrative / Biographical History

Monday, 14 Aug [1905]

'Life of Faith' - In 1879 Rev Evan Hopkins, vicar of the parish of Holy Trinity, Richmond, took over the editorship of a monthly paper entitled 'The Christian's pathway to power' and reorganised it under a new title 'Life of Faith' - In 1883 he handed the publishing to his parishioner AH Marshall. (From 'The Keswick Story' by JC Pollock p 14, 39)

See letter of 6 Aug 1905.

The Younghusband mission to Tibet

Already commented on in letter to Stanley 17 Aug 1905

'The Christian's pathway to power' was founded by Robert Pearsall Smith in 1878, an evangelist preacher who came to England from America in 1873 followed later by his wife Hannah Whitall Smith. [They were the parents of Alys who was the first wife of Bertrand Russell]. He travelled widely in Southern England and influenced several leaders in the Evangelical movement such as Evan Hopkins and Harford Battersby. In 1875 he had a breakdown, retired to the USA and withdrew from Christian services. (From The Keswick Story by JC Pollock p 26)

Biog: Mr Allan; Mr Seth Joshua; Evan Roberts; Rev Evan Hopkins; Col Younghusband; Webb-Peploe