London March 30th 88 [42, Hyde Park Gate, S.W.]
My dear Lady Thompson,
how sorry I was to miss your kind visit, and the more, as the reason for your not coming was your not being well. Your kind letter assured me from your better feeling, and I am really glad of it. Dear Lady Macfarren brought |2| me your beautiful present and I thank you very, very much! You are so kind always to me, and it is so very little, what I can do for you.
Take my warmest thanks and my sincerest wishes for you and your dear Family.
With the heartiest greetings I am, |3|dearest Lady Thompson, your very affectionately
Marie send her kindest regard and wishes.