Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

Rejoicing in a letter received that morning from her friend, but apart from that had decided she must write her. Gives a report of Eleanor: she is well above the average on all literary studies but a little below on general historical studies. She feels nervous for poor Sarah Griffith who is facing her science exam in Paris where they are perhaps opposed to university education for women. Enquires after Lady Colville's invalid son and whether they are going to the South for the winter. Discusses Eleanor's return journey to England. To let them know at once if the Dieppe route is not suitable.