Pernel [Strachey] to Pippa [Philippa Strachey]

Scope and Content

Describes 'the day Mlle Souvestre got the news about Miss Smith'. Also the reaction of the dancing mistress when she discovered that Emile Souvestre was Mlle. Souvestre's father. Her reaction to the morning service at church on Sunday. Note added on other side of sheet by 'Mama' before sending the letter to Pippa. She is better started going out in a shut carriage that morning as a start. Pippa must have impressed her grandpa as he suddenly said to her: 'I think the cleverest of all your children is Pippa'. Sent from Allenswood.