Photocopy of letter. Written from Brislee, Wooler, Northumberland
They are all deeply moved by 'the Russian assault on our fishermen [the Dogger Bank incident, Oct 1904] Has some criticism to make about Maurice Gregory's report to her [see letter of 8 Oct]. He will write as if she had never been to Germany or the Scandinavian countries. She describes how when at Frankfurt she called on the old Baroness de Rothschild, the grandmother of the present grown up generation, who gave her money for the abolitionist cause. She explains how very international their family (the Grey-Butler) are, since they are married into Swiss, Italian, French and German and even Russian (her nephew Arthur Bolton married the daughter of the Baltic Admiral of the Fleet).
Has had news from Charles [her youngest son] that he and his little family are on their way to Vernon, their new and healthy home.