Harriet Martineau to Reeve

Scope and Content

Christmas Day 1861. Two sheets, black-bordered. Prince Albert's Address at the opening of the Domestic Servants' Institution; regrets for the death of Albert and concern for Victoria's state; criticism of their son's behaviour. American letters, the 'Trent' affair, W Forster; Emily Beaufort, Lord Strangford, 'Saturday Review'; family news, holiday wishes; Lincoln's speech.