General William Booth to 'My dear doctor' [Dr Charles Bell Taylor]

Scope and Content

Written from The Salvation Army, Queen Victoria Street, EC.

He had met him on a visit to Nottingham the previous year and remembers his kindness then; he always regretted that he did not have further conversation with him on the subject of 'our treatment of the unfortunate class of women by the Community in which I was pleased to find you so truly interested'. The rest of the letter is devoted to asking him if he could help in the case of a niece who sustained an injury to her hand. The letter was sent on to JB with a little note attached asking her if she could send him anything' he should be worked for all he is worth and more'.

Administrative / Biographical History

JB has written a few lines about this letter to Miss Forsaith (which she has sent her to deal with, together with some others). See letter from Mrs EC Duncan to JB, 14 Jul 1899 on back of Mrs Duncan's letter.

'I am writing a line to Charles Bell Taylor; but will you send a few things to stupid old hand to convince General Booth - only a few things, one being the best of Dr CB Taylor's own plain spoken speeches'