Edward and Eleanor Marx January 1898

Letters to the Editor

Source: “Letters to the Editor from Aveling and Eleanor Marx” Justice, 29 January 1898, p.5;

Eleanor Marx committed suicide 2 months later, Aveling died in August of 1898. This is the last piece by them that I can find in Justice. Note by transcriber.

Dr. and Mrs. Aveling.


I have had so many kind inquiries about my health and the likelihood of my returning to work again that I feel I ought to make some sort of response in the columns of JUSTICE. I am afraid at present not much that is very satisfactory can be said on the subject of health. I am at Hastings – to which, by-the-bye, anyone who is out of sorts, or indeed anyone who is not, would do wisely to come (the Smith-Eastern brings you down in no time). But my various doctors do not prophecy very good things. For a while, at all events, no serious work can be done, and there is every likelihood of a somewhat troublesome operation. So that I am afraid for the time at least I must cry off all public work of any kind.

Yours fraternally, EDWARD AVELING.


And may I also not merely thank the many friends and comrades who are writing so kindly, but ask them to consider all my own lecturing engagements cancelled for some little time to come, at all events? I know they will understand why I am obliged to ask their kind indulgence.

Yours fraternally, E.M.A.