Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Tabor

Scope and Content

To her mother from Allahabad. Went to dine with Dr. Jameson, Governor of the Jail, and had to stay the night because of a sudden downpour. Hoped that was the beginning of the rains but a week had passed with no more. She does not fancy going to a hill station to escape the heat; nothing there but 'gaiety and gossip. I do not find myself at all drawing to the ladies here'. Reverts to the horrors of the journey out. She finds plenty of trials in Indian life and 'the so called luxuries are not luxuries here, they are necessities. However it is pleasant to get ones horizon enlarged.