Photocopy of a letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland]
Letter deal mainly with European politics wars and rumours of wars; France's 'unnatural' alliance with Russia and the possible complication of Germany also siding with Russia in her war with Japan and so France being allied with her old and bitter enemy. [The Russo-Japanese war lasted from 8 Feb 1904-23 Aug. 1905]. Gives instances of the tyrannical actions of the Russian Government, told by refugees she has met in Switzerland. Notes that at the Elswick docks at Newcastle they are building two immense ships for Japan and comments on 'the wicked wily advances of Russia towards Tibet, which are the reason for Lord Kitchener's 'Mission''