Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Tabor

Scope and Content

To her mother from Allahabad. Describes in detail the method of preserving pineapple, as she thinks her mother might try it with pears. Tennis and badminton courts are being prepared very cheaply, as labour is so cheap - 4 annas (6d.) a day for a coolie. When the courts are ready, there will be regular fortnightly parties for badminton, which she thinks will be a better and easier way of entertaining than dinner parties. Has heard reports of the distress from the hot weather in England, including some deaths, which she thinks could easily be prevented if some of the precautions taken in India were tried. They will not go away at all this year, though she would like John to go. For herself; 'When a lady moves about here, it involves so much trouble that I do not care to go for a little while'. She hopes they will have two or three months holiday next year. A sea voyage is mentioned as the best cure for dysentery.