Written from Mr Froude's home at Kingsbridge S Devon. She and her husband are staying with Mr Froude 'one of my husband's oldest friends'. He has discussed with her whether a religious subject for a lecture would be acceptable to a Newcastle audience.
Date: 'I hope that my book may be out in the Autumn'. This was JB's Life of Catharine of Sienna, which was published later in the autumn of 1878.