Sends CD a copy of her book [Across Patagonia (1880)],
together with a privately printed "tragedy" written at the age of 14.
Bosworth Park. | Hinckley. | Leicestershire.
Dear Mr. Darwin.
I have great pleasure in forwarding to you the Acc^t^.
of my travels in Patagonia and trust the book will meet with your
I fear you will find it devoid of much interest. While begging you
to look on this my first literary production with leniency written as
it was during the never ending interuptions of a London Season I hope
that the hurried acc^t^. of a few of our adventures & occupations in
that far off land will be of sufficient interest to carry you thro'
I venture at the same time to send you a little tragedy which I wrote
some years ago as a child of 14.---- It was printed for private circulation
at the request & after the death of the late L^d^. Lytton but having given some
offence I have since suppressd its circulation.
With many apologies for what
may appear presumptions on my part allow me to remain | yr^s^. very sincerely |