Scope and Content

From A[lexander] Somerville to JHN. Topics covered include: Somerville's withdrawal from the Parliamentary Debating Society, of which JHN was the Honourable Secretary, due to private legal proceedings; [Edwin] Waugh's failing eyesight; Somerville's intention to emigrate to Australia in order to gain more literary work; Somerville's unhappy time in Canada from where he reports his own mental exhaustion and the current military tensions with the "Americans".

Dated at: Cheetwood, Edinburgh and Hamilton [Canada].