Miss Forsaith to Mrs Wilson

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/45/03
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4640
  • Dates of Creation
      10 Jan 1901
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from (Office) 17 Tothill St, Westminster

Asked him what she should do about an article JB intimated she desired to write for the 'Shield' in connection with the approaching Great Simultaneous Mission of the Free Churches urging that our question should not be ignores. Henry J Wilson's note at top: 'Replied of course it must go in'. (see his letter to her of 7 Jan)

Administrative / Biographical History

This letter arises out of HJ Wilson's letter to her of 7 Jan

'Only a few days ago Mrs Butler intimated her desire to write for the Shield' a short article in connection with the approaching 'Great Simultaneous Mission of the Free Churches ...' 31 Oct 1900 the two divisions of Scottish Presbyterians agreed to bear one common name: 'The United Presbyterian Free Church of Scotland'

'The Report of the Committee on State Regulation of Vice ... was presented to the General Assembly of the UPFC of Scotland on 30 May 1901 by Dr Hislop, who moved its adoption' [To finish they concluded with these words:]

'In view of all these things it seems peculiarly important at the present hour that the Church should continue and accentuate her testimony against all legislation which ... involves the licensing of prostitution of the admission of an alleged necessity for vice in men' ('Shield' Jul 1901 p 55)