Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

They are not in the least depressed. Lina goes on well and that alone means happiness instead of sadness. But it is about you that we are anxious as you seem to be overwhelmed with material cares with a deplorable 'wasting of yourself'. Says there is no reason to be worried about infection (Dorothy is better and Elinor very lightly attacked) and she begs her friend to let them have news of the children. Very disappointed that Annie Palmer was not able to see her friend.