Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

Scope and Content

Typed copy of letter. Written from 39 Clarence Square, Cheltenham.

She has had a visit from Mr Morgan, editor of the 'Christian', though lately he has been travelling in India and Europe and has left the 'Christian' to his partner, Mr Scott; he was an ardent supporter of their Cause and wishes to take it up again and promote it in the 'Christian'. In answer to a query about Mr Allan he goes rarely to London but goes all about in the provinces. Gives future address in Malvern for letters to be forwarded. Report from Chatham [one of the subjected towns before the Repeal of the CD Acts] from Mr Marant 'who led that uprising in Chatham' who says that no soldier will listen to them now owing to the pro Boers and the lies circulated in Africa in papers from England.

Refers to the incident at the Epsom Races when a sacred text was displayed and the King Edward Vll ordered the placard to be taken down. (JB's view was that the King considered a Race Course an unseemly place for such a display as she did)

Administrative / Biographical History

'has left the 'Christian' to his partner, Mr Scott' For note on the 'Christian' see letter of 5 Jun 1885

'Not only are they at a disadvantage with the present Government' Lord Salisbury's 3rd Cabinet was formed Jun 1895 and was succeeded by Balfour Jul 1902

Biog: Sir Gordon Sprigg, Mr Morgan, Maurice Gregory, Dr Andrew Murray (Dutch Reformed Church), Zoe Wyatt, Mr Allan, Edward VII