Letter from Baroness Alexandra Gripenberg to May Wright Sewall.

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GRIPENBERG, ALEXANDRA MAY 18 1896 ?

Mrs May Wright Sewall, Dear friend

Are you going to the meeting in London in July, which lady [there?] [deem?] seems to intend to arrange? I intend to go, and after a few weeks stay in Englad, travel in the South of Europe France, Spain and Italy also, if possible, attend

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the meeting in Berlin in September.

Could you not, dear friend, come with me? I think it would be charming. I have never been in France or those countries, and now I wish to see some things there, before I write the second part of the book u pon the woman question, which I published some years ago.

At all events I hope to meet you in London and (rather egotistic it sounds) - get some introductions

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from you to prominent ladies in the above named countries.

Will you kindly let your secretary answer a firm [?] , if you are coming to London?

Dear friend, I think often of you, and your and your dear husbands kindess to me. How sweet, and at the same time sad, it would be to meet you. During the sorrows I have had in later years I have learned more and more to find my peace in

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[Goods?] love. I wish you the same.

My dear friend!!

Yours affectionately: Alexandra Gripenberg

Helsingfors, Finland, May 18th 1896

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