Photocopy of letter. Written from La Gordanne.
She refers to the Fashoda incident which brought England and France to the brink of war [Finally settled 15 Feb 1899]. She said that Uncle Tell [her sister Hatty's husband] 'has read us the whole correspondence between Lord Salisbury and the French Minister of War'. Also 'There is quite a newspaper war in Paris over it. All the Dreyfusites are for peace with England. How strangely all this is circled round that desolate prisoner in the Devil's Island. She is afraid the war party may prevail from a mad desire to cover their own crimes at home by plunging into war abroad.