Marianne North to Barbara Leigh Bodichon

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15 Jun [1877]. Autograph letter, signed, 3+pp. 8vo.

'to tell you how sorry I am for all your sufferings - & how anxious we all are about you.' She has been socialising with the Schliemanns and gives descriptions of Heinrich S and his wife and little daughter. All her 'sketches will soon be exhibited at Kensington.' Note in pencil on half of last page, 'Dear Aunt Julia [Barbara Bodichon's father's sister, who had helped rear her and her siblings] will you kindly answer this letter for me please' and below, in a feeble hand 'so glad to get it BLSB [Barbara Bodichon].'