Scope and Content

From James to JHN. Topics covered include: thanks for a notice published in the Directory of his paper [the Manchester City News]; Arthur Balfour's promotion to be leader of the House of Commons; the tendency of journalists and other professionals to move to London, regardless of their resulting isolation and poverty; a [Manchester] "Ship Canal" trip James had attended; a "wonderful" performance of Hamlet by Forbes Robertson; the closeness of the recent general election [1900].

Dated at: Manchester and London.