The Hill Family to Barbara Leigh Bodichon

Scope and Content

Autograph letter, signed, end and signature, 4pp. 8vo. on Heath House stationery.

About Persigny's report on criminals [Jean Gilbert Victor Fialin self-styled duc de Persigny (1808-1872), politician, supporter of Louis Napoleon, Minister of Interior in France 1852-54 and 1860-63; ambassador to Great Britain 1855-58, 1859-60]. Also Sydney Turner's letters to the Times [Sydney Turner (1814-1879), youngest son of Sharon Turner (1768-1847), historian, was a divine who headed a reformatory school in London and published in 1855 on the need for reform of the system]. Has been to Ockham to visit a school where Miss Alice Lushington impressed her favourably.