Letter

Scope and Content

Discusses cuisine at his 'Pension' (a family owned guest house or boarding house) and local culinary habits. Hovell considers the coffee to be a 'revelation'.

Also remarks on the respect people in Germany have for titles and how they never fail to give them in full. He also mentions a conversation he had about English towns and politics with Herr Schöffler, his German guide. He describes to his colleague how Preston as a 'Garrison Town' has a bad reputation, amusing his colleague greatly as every town in Germany at this point held a garrison, with six thousand stationed at Leipzig.

Note: This letter appears incomplete with parts missing, therefore the address of sender is unclear