Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

She is hovering between hope and despair since the doctor at Fontainbleau said that the girl had galloping consumption. And would not last more than a month. However a Paris doctor said it was a chronic disease with a cure a possibility, so her life is bound by her nursing duties. She does not know whether the silence from Mrs Strachey is due to the change of residence or to her state of health. Lady Grant has given her some news. Asks if Lady Colvile still wants the French weights and measures sent to her as they will cost 30 to 35 francs. Refers to a cutting in a French newspaper which shows how well their press is informed. With envelope .