From Frederick Leach Buxton at the `Memorial House', Cock Road, Kingswood, near Bristol, to Lewis Court.
He is sorry that Court has been experiencing some difficulty in his preparations [for sending the collection]. [Frank] Cumbers second letter must have come as a relief.
Buxton has asked [Stuart Rees] Strongman to send direct to Court his pocket edition of the early edition of Bible Christian hymns and Buxton is sending his own copy by this post.
Cumbers has asked about Court's Romance of a Country Circuit. Has Court got a copy? If Court wishes, Buxton can send Cumbers his own copy.
If Buxton had known that Court wanted someone to visit City Road in London, he could have asked Mr H. E. Down, son of Revd. [Henry] Down to inspect the Bible Christian material. He lives in London and attended Buxton's home church at Percy Road in Kilburn which is now closed. Buxton still goes up fairly often and may be going soon. If he can save Court a journey, he would gladly do so.
What trouble is Court taking to prepare an index of all Bible Christian ministers named in the Connexional magazines. Is it necessary?.
In a postscript, he mentions Court's wish to show his collection before it goes to London. Buxton would gladly send invitations to all ex-Bible Christian ministers who live within a reasonable travelling distance. What is the maximum number that could be accommodated?.
- Henry Down (1839-1910) was born at Bratton Clovelly in Devon. He was raised an Anglican and was converted in about 1857. He entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1865 and served for over forty years in home circuits. Source: Beckerlegge