Alix von Cotta to Nelly

Scope and Content

Cotta writing from Lewes. Her views on the risks of marriage in relation to one friends. Account of her visit to friends at Ely and then to Miss Clough at Newnham; finds re-visiting old haunts rather melancholy; says 'The Sidgwicks (Mrs Sidgwick succeeded Miss Clough) appear to manage everything...Even poor Miss Clough seems a little over-awed by their infallible power' She thinks Miss Gladstopne will ultimately step into Miss Clough's place. Refers to the battle of Pons Trivium Trajanorum.