Mlle Souvestre to Mrs Strachey

Scope and Content

Devotes the first part of her letter to Andrew, Lady Colvile's invalid and only son. He seems to her to be weaker than when she saw him recently in London and can hardly walk. Lady C. brings him in a carriage into the garden and they often see her several times a day. She admires not only her devotion to the poor little invalid but her grace and charm which she always manages to retain. Sir James has also visited them. She has at last heard from the General and he has promised he will shortly be visiting them. Mentions the Association Francaise (founded on the model of the British Association) is having its fourth meeting this Aug, and they hope to go with a group of friends, and she thinks that Mrs Strachey should join them 'pour encourager ce timide effort vers quelquechose de meilleure'