Reports that she has written to Mordan, asking him to send HS two or three gold pens to try, and tells him to send back the rest when he has chosen one. States that AS has at last got one that suits him. Reports on her re-arrangement of books, and states that AS has 'the wee room over the kitchen as a small sanctum....' States that the latter was very happy with the result of the Dresden Expedition that he went on with [F.E.] Kitchener. Refers to the imminent weddings of two of their young masters [at Rugby]; the marriage of Mr Potts and Miss B[owden] Smith, and Mr Bond and Miss Cran[ ], the sister of Mrs Els[ ]. Reports that Ada is staying at Rugby, and claims that she is glad to have her and to know her better. Thinks that 'there is much good in her and a great deal of thought', but still believes 'that girls develop better under home influences until past 20....' Refers to Mr and Mrs Blake and their feelings about Professor and Mrs Benfey and G�ttingen. Refers to HS' last letter, and discusses the dangers of mental inactivity. Is glad that HS is to see William, who will tell him about a plan for her to see Switzerland that year. Thinks that AS knows of ' "Emilia in England" ', but undertakes to tell him of it anyway. Asks whether he takes [Macmillan's Magazine] as he used to, and asks him to send them to her. Offers to send him some orange marmalade. Reports that all is well at Wellington College, and states that she shall be there about the end of May. Announces that one of HS' Stone Gappe cousins - Algernon - is preparing to emigrate to British Caff[ ] in a few weeks. Reports that his Aunt is now in a private place 'called the "Retreat" near York, and that his Uncle and Aunt Crofts from Leeds are that week at Brighton.