|Description||Letter written from Melville, Cupar, Fife to Harriet Thiebault; dated 5 December (year date added in a different hand) and signed E. A. Leven|
She apologises for being behind with her correspondence and goes on to attempt to answer Harriet's query about her plans for the following summer. She hopes that Harriet might be able to visit her in Edinburgh, and gives her options for travelling by steamer or by railroad. She also refers to the death of Monsieur Thiebault's father, who has left the family with debts and discusses recent social engagements including various balls and dances that the family have attended and gives details about the activities of her children. She mentions the shortcomings of a recent suitor for Harriet's daughter, Malvina, and asks Harriet if she knows of a suitable governess for her daughter, Emily.