|Description||Letter written from Bastia [Corsica] to Harriet Thiebault; dated 8 March 46 and signed 'your cousin Anne Pennington'. |
The letter begins with a copy of parts of a letter, written in a different hand in French from Algiers, from an unidentified correspondent dated 28 February 1846. Mrs Pennington refers to it as an 'answer to the one Mr Barie had got written to Alg[i]ers' and it appears to relate to financial advice but she writes that 'Mr P. does not approve of placing money there'. Mrs Pennington then discusses social events involving 'Lilly', who has made her debut into society and is possibly her daughter, society gossip about mutual acquaintances and the health of her family and goes on to ask Harriet for news of her daughter's debut in Paris.