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Advert For A Meeting Of The Salvation Army

Advert For A Meeting Of The Salvation Army

Printer: Kent & Matthews

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1889

Shelfmark: Evan.6454

Item number: 6454

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet is advertising a meeting of the Salvation Army. William Booth was a pawnbroker from Nottingham, his job made him aware of the poverty in which people lived and of their suffering and humiliation when they had to sell their belongings to pay for food and rent. He became a Methodist Minister and travelled around the country with his wife Catherine Mumford, preaching and lecturing. He felt that preaching was not enough and whilst meeting the poor in Mile End in London in 1865 he decided to set up his own movement called ‘The Christian Mission’. In 1878 the name was changed to the ‘Salvation Army’ to advocate the idea of an army of people fighting against sin.

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