Scope and Content

Hovell describes a Wednesday evening English debate that he moderated, and moves on to discuss German politics. The rest of the letter is very general, describing the people he resides with, a trip he took to the 'Buchhandlenhaus' (Book Trade Warehouse), the books he can buy there including editions of the work of Wagner and Beethoven, he mentions tea and how fresh milk is hard to come by, and describes just missing a Zeppelin airship flying overhead and the excitement it provoked from the watching crowds. He remarks on differences in prices and wages in Germany and England and of the German habit to eat a second breakfast at around eleven o'clock.

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