Eliza [Tabor] to her husband

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From Malvern to India. Describes improvements to garden, paid for out of money saved on her own amusements, as she cannot go out. Horrified to hear that Calcutta milk is infected, because of bad conditions in production. Does not wish to prevent children from enjoying theatres etc. in London but does not wish to do so herself, because of dislike of great cities and what they represent. Keeping careful eye on children's reading and they read little fiction. Mabel reading Ruskin's 'Bible of Amiens', Noel Westward Ho, Scott and Robinson Crusoe and one of hers, and Lilian read the first canto of 'Faerie Queen', but Eliza suggested she should not continue with it.