Isn't it interesting that Ellen said "in faith to his wife's wishes", as if Charlotte had wished Ellen to receive back all her letters...this seems mysterious! I can't imagine that Charlotte would have burned the letters...she was in the habit of keeping such things so dear to her...very curious!
I have a lot of questions as well.
- Ellen was worried about Charlotte when she was ill. She wrote letters. But A.B. Nicolls said: in fact I cannot remember having ever seen a scrap of her handwriting.
- Charlotte kept the letters of Mary. Why not letters of Ellen?
I found this Reminiscences of Charlotte Bronte from Ellen Nussey.