Written from Ewart, Northumberland. No year but refers to serious illness of Sir James Stansfeld who died 16 Feb 1898.
Thinks it 'rather humiliating that any great number of English women should be so infatuated about a person like Lady H[enry] S[omerset] because of her title and winning manners...we may be glad... that the foolish ones who follow her anywhere will at any rate have to follow her now in her proposed hostility to the Regulation'. Much relieved to hear that Mr Wilson is at last taking up seriously the American ladies financial position. The LNA have very small resources. Rather bring it before the Committee and take a vote a sort of private appeal for a special fund would meet with a response 'for there are many who value so highly the very spiritual character of the ladies' work'. Gives news of her daughter [in law] [George's wife Mia whose son was born on 2 Feb]; says she is a great deal taken up with her and the baby, and in cheering her and George'. She finds the Congress matters hard work through not being able to consult the London Committee.