Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Tabor

Scope and Content

To her mother from Allahabad. Mentions the loneliness of an evening when her husband is out, whereas a similar evening in England could be a pleasure. She still dislikes the round of entertaining and finds it hard work, but 'it all enlarges our experience'. She describes a visit to the house of rich Bengali gentleman to see the goddess prepared for the Hindu festival once a year. Her friend asked him if he believed in all and he replied with a shrug; 'I don't believe as much as my father did and I don't suppose my sons will believe as much as I do'.