Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

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She finds it very difficult to write to her friend on the subject of Lina and her accusations. In spite of all she cannot bear the idea of going out into the world at her age and just at the time when she should be receiving the reward of her years of work, she will be searching elsewhere for a precarious livelihood. But it is terrible to break a connection of twenty five years and she has tried every means of maintaining it. Gives a good report of Dorothy and her work. Speaks of Beatrice Chamberlain [1862-1918 daughter of Joseph Chamberlain by his first wife Harriet and sister of Austen Chamberlain] with whom she has been in correspondence (all her letters are full of her pleasure in making your acquaintsnce\0; she describes her as a 'tres accessible a l'enthousiasme, tres prise par les idees' With envelope. Undated but post mark 2 Mar 1883.