Alix von Cotta to Nelly

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Cotta writing from Stuttgart. Apologises for delay but the small establishments did not know what was meant by the 'Schrieb-Lese Methode' (writing reading method) its introduction is of such old date that it has ceased to be spoken about. Finally she got on to the right person and got a speedy answer and eventually one from Leipzig. Regrets that owing to family complications she cannot invite her friend to stay with her at her sister's home in the summer; only alternative to come to Stuttgart May or Oct 1883. Gives details of activities lately; settled about translating Froude''s 'Carlyle' to be finished that summer; correspondence work from Oxford and Cambridge; several articles published; also has been asked by the Victoria Lyceum at Berlin 'for suggestions for the reorganisation of that establishment on something approaching the more advanced and liberal plan of English Lady College.'