Lehmann, Nina (1830-1903)


Lehmann, Nina (1830-1903)


Nina Lehmann was a wealthy and cultured friend of George Eliot. The two met on April 25, 1864 when she sat next to Eliot and George Henry Lewes at a Covent Garden concert. Eliot and Lewes visited Nina and her husband Frederick on their way to Spain in January 1867 while she was staying at Pau for her health. Lehmann felt that she had gotten to know Eliot far better in the two days of their visit than she could have done in years in London. She wrote admiringly of Eliot's elevating presence and her modesty and humility.


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