Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from Cheltenham.

Tells of the amazing correspondence she receives: 'such touching appeals, such cries of prayer from unexpected quarters'. She feels that 'none but such a Saint as thy Catherine of Sienna lift such burdens and answer such appeals on such great matters'. She gives an example: a letter from an Evangelical Bishop who asks for her prayers as he is in deep darkness.

Maurice has her the great Proposition of the Friends Abolition Society and he asked for advice for his next Committee which she has sent him. She misses her dear Charles and family, though she was too ill at Malvern to get out much.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr Broomhall was Secretary of the China Inland Mission and editor of 'National Righteousness'

Biog: Dr Alexander (Primate of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh), Mrs GH Summer, Mr Broomhall, Gregory Maurice