Harriet Martineau to Reeve

Scope and Content

Ambleside. Two sheets. On visits from Americans, Mr Seward and Anne Weston; Lord Elgin; the recovery of Charles Sumner; authorship of 'Female Industry' detected; Mrs Reid; Bessie Parkes and 'Englishwoman's Journal'. Samuel Lucas, editor of 'Once a Week'; Dickens; Bradbury & Evans. Writing about her experiences with small-farming. Urges that the 'Edinburgh Review' print more articles of interest to rural readers. On the drought and its devastating effects. Continental politics; Mrs Arnold; Florence Nightingale's fragile health.