Eliza [Tabor] to her husband

Scope and Content

From Malvern to Allahabad. Will not give details of Christmas Day as Lilian has already sent them. Maid Emma had her daughter with her for the day and children's present to her - a tea set - was first present she had ever had. Asks for more money and sends accounts for past year. Would like £30. Regularly monthly from his salary; with £50. From mother, this should cover all expenses and leave dividends and money from books to be invested. Asks him to look up some details in Baedeker for new book - hotel in Venice, Bellini's picture etc. Rough draft already complete. A novel but with more depth that 'Dimplethorpe'; thinks he will like it.