Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Tabor

Scope and Content

To her mother from Allahabad. Visit to Benares postponed for a few days. She is still working on clothes for the hot weather and takes a pride in her economy. 'I do not mean to spend a penny on dress until I come home'. Mentions in contrast a widow whose husband has recently died, who had a very good job and a good salary, but has left her literally penniless, with no money for her passage home. She is having to sell her clothes, which are magnificent.