Alix von Cotta to Nelly

Scope and Content

Cotta writing from Berlin. At the moment she has enforced leisure the result of a series of colds, and a Berlin physician called in has charged her to Taurus in spring as early as she can manage to get off. And that puts all cherished plans of a trip to England entirely out of sight. Gives her views of the pending dynastic crisis occasioned by the illness of the Crown Prince who would be an irreplaceable loss 'to the cause of culture in Germany'. Also comments on the 'women teachers movement in Prussia' They are asking for colleges after the pattern of Newnham and Girton so that the teaching of girls can be put into their hands.