Alix von Cotta to Nelly

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Cotta writing from Berlin. Refers to their meeting in Ober-Ammergau which 'has a very bright and fresh place in my memory' Then came some solitary weeks in Berlin and then away again at the end of Aug to Blankebnburg in Harz; then more solitary weeks at Berlin busy with preparations for opening the winter courses at the Lyceum. The teachers' courses still in the same predicament and counsels are divided; the radical group want universities thrown open to women but that is a thing of the future and in the meantime we are trying to benefit the present generation. 'Koch's inventions (Robert Koch discoverer of tuberculosis bacillus 1882 probably refers to his lymph inoculations 1890) has been the great centre of excitement and speculation all this time since Nov.