Cambridge, March 31, 1880.
I am going to take Abby to Europe. I enclose a lovely letter from Mrs. Huxley which has just come.
4 Marlborough Place,
Abbey Road, N.W.
15 March 1880.
Dear Mrs. Fiske:
I understand that Mr. Fiske is coming over to lecture here by the 16th May and that you are to accompany him—and I therefore write to tell you how glad we should be if you would come and stay with us. There is a little spare room and small dressing room at your service. Mr. Huxley asked me to say—that no word whatever—has come from either Manchester or Glasgow—and that Mr. Huxley is still waiting for a reply from Edinburgh—so that so far as one knows at present, the lectures at the Royal Instn. will be the only ones for Mr. Fiske to give.
All your children must have grown out of my knowledge. But I well remember them as I saw them last. Please to give my kind regards to your brother and sister when you see them—and believe me with our united kind regards to Mr. Fiske and yourself
Very sincerely yours,
Abby is going to accept. The sooner you can run on here the better it will be for Abby; her chief worry and stew is the dress question, and perhaps you could advise her.
I celebrated my birthday yesterday by taking Abby to the Ole Bull concert in the evening. And it was my first day of "American Political Ideas" pp. 1-7. I am only 38 years old—not 39.
Cambridge, April 6, 1880.
Abby has got her head all straightened out on the dress-question. I am invited to give 3 lectures on "American Political Ideas" at