Letter

Scope and Content

Describes his friendship with a French colleague 'Grillet', who is of the same age and from Paris, his character and his views of Germany in some depth. It seems the Frenchman thinks little of the country and its people, and remarks how amusing he finds it that the English are so open to other ideas and ways of life. Hovell describes the recent 'Reformazionsfest' holiday (31 October) in Saxony, which celebrates the anniversary of Luther's theses at Wittenberg. He discusses his students, six men and two ladies (noting that only one in fifteen are female students at Leipzig).

Dated at: Ferdinand Rhode Strasse 7, Leipzig, Germany.