Josephine Butler to 'Beloved Friends' [Miss Forsaith and Harriet]

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/49/12
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 5463
  • Dates of Creation
      [12 Feb 1905]
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Photocopy of a letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland].

She must tell then now that for some years before she met Mr Allan she had been troubled by the neglect of the work of the Holy Ghost in church teaching, but when he came and they talked together she was convinced 'of the Great Revelation which has now begun to come to the world'. Meeting with him was certainly great lift for her.

She notes that 'so many on the Continent are writing for light and information about it. It is most encouraging, The Estonian revival is a beginning' [See letter of 8 Feb]

'Mr Stuart is troubled, Business matters have gone wrong, and the confusion in politics distracts him. I am trying to bring him good thoughts.'

Administrative / Biographical History

Sunday evening [12 Feb 1905]

'Then Mr Allan came my way'

We first hear of Mr Allan in a letter of 1 Jul [1902] JB to Miss Forsaith where she speaks of 'her saintly' S African friend Mr Allan who has presented such a large opening to her in S Africa by sending her lists of his Christian friends who await pamphlets and books to inform and encourage them

The Estonian revival (See letter of 8 Feb 1905) and the Revival in Japan (See letter of 3 Jan 1903)

'I must tell you of a letter and book I have just received from a Polish gentleman I never heard of ...'

See letter of 3 Mar 1905 JB to Stanley

Biog: Mr Allan; Evan Roberts; Mr Stuart

Mr WT Stead; Mrs Terrell