Written from Brizlee, Wooler, Northumberland
Though very ill she is full of hope about England and all lands. She comments on some of the members of the new Liberal Government elected in 1905 under Campbell-Bannerman. 'Austin Birrell is my cousin' [he was appointed to the Board of Education] JB regretted that Mr Stuart had not already been in Parliament 'as he would have been just the man for Education Minister. She knew 'John Burns personally and esteem him' [he was made President of the Local Government Board]. She had had a pathetic letter from the Chief Rabbi of London about the tortured and murdered Jews in Russia.