Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland.
Marked 'Private'. Letter devoted to finances; first that she has managed to collect for the 'Guarantee Fund for the Geneva Office £260; secondly a subject on which she feels very earnestly about M Minod's salary. She outlines the work he has done for the Federation since he joined in 1876, first as M Humbert's 'assiduous secretary' and when M Humbert retired as responsible secretary single handed. His salary has always been but £200. A year and has never been raised. Even an agent working for the Society gets £400 a year. Also he has an invalid wife and four children at school. He has now asked if he can take a subsidiary job (4 hours a day) for £40 or £50 or would we prefer to release him and find another secretary. She broached the matter to Mr Stuart but he showed neither sympathy nor understanding, but he was very busy and rushed on each occasion; and then came his illness and then her own. Will he send this letter on to Mr Thomasson.