Photocopy of letter. Written from La Gordanne [pres Perroy]
'Aunt Eliza' had returned to Genoa where her daughter Mrs Leupold lived.
'Did you see Gladstone's letter to 'The Figaro'? Tell read it aloud to us. I admire it much. 'The Figaro' had asked for his opinion [on the Armenian massacres]'
Reference to a series of massacres of the Armenians by the Turks, of which news first came through in Jul 1894. A commission of enquiry was set up on the initiative of Lord Kimberley which highlighted the massacres but owing to divisions among the Great Powers no action was taken.