Photocopy of letter. Written from Hotel Gibbon, Lausanne.
Speaks of General Buller and his love of dogs 'He must be a good man if he loves his dogs so. He deserves to win the battle, and I hope he will' [The south African War was then in progress]. Tells her of an old friend of hers, Mrs Nichol of Edinburgh, whose life she has just been reading, who firmly believed that God's redemption of men extended to all animals.
The next paragraph addressed to Rhoda: says she has read 'The Transvaal seen from the inside'; thinks the War Office needs waking up [see note]. She is longing to get back to England.