Mary Tabor to Joseph Holdich

Scope and Content

Gives news of the family; she regrets lack of poetical taste in Mary Catharine; her Latin studies have not gone further as papa 'does not wish to make her a blue; but this does not quite meet my visions'. Eliza possesses more of the poetical temperament. Willie is 'a perfect book worm'. Asks him if the 'Puseyite heresy'has invaded his country. One has recently come to their parish and she has never felt 'more thankful for Methodism'.