Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

She relates how for the last hour she has been immersed in the content of a small wooden coffer containing all the letters her dear Jeanne has written her during their friendship.. Lina was well enough to go for a few days to Paris. The talking point of the last fortnight has been the exhibition of Henri Regnault; now there are quarrels about rejecting Courbet's pictures. Now only a fortnight to seeing her friend and she still feels incapable of expressing her joy.