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Trevelyan, Caroline (c 1847-1928) wife of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet
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Letter from Mary Sidgwick to Henry Sidgwick

Encloses 'the only letter which is come' that morning [not included], and describes the printed circulars which arrived: a notice of a half-yearly general meeting of the Pro[ ]s of the Scottish Australian Investment Company, and a notice of Henry having been made a member of the London Library. Also encloses a letter from Miss Clough [not included].

Claims that they 'scarcely feel afraid now of the war which appeared to some imminent' the previous day, and states that '[a]s Prince Leopold's Papa won't let him accept the Spanish Throne surely France can find no other pretext for such wanton bloodshed.' Refers to the weather in Rugby.

Reports that she has as yet had no letter from William, and states that she doesn't think that Arthur is strong, and that Dr [George?] Burrows advises against his playing certain games, such a croquet. Remarks that he must be careful if he goes to Switzerland. Reports that Mrs Trevelyan is unable to come to Rugby due to the heat, and 'is obliged to go to the sea with Lady Trevelyan.' Adds that Mr Trevelyan is to arrive in Rugby the following Friday. States that in a fortnight's time they will 'be free'.

Believes that Arthur will leave England about 2 August, and announces that she is to go with Mrs [Anne?] and Miss [Isabella?] Thompson about 10 August, as Mr [Reginald?] Thompson 'must attend some Law Court in August'. Asks Henry to tell her as soon as he knows where he is going. Adds that she sent his two Dividends in a registered letter to Berlin.

Sidgwick, Mary (d 1879) mother of Henry Sidgwick

Letter from Mary Sidgwick to Henry Sidgwick

Declares that were it not for the fact that he is to go to her in October, she would be very sorry to say that she cannot receive him that month. Reports that she was at Stone G[appe] a week previously, and was going again to the Chancery, when she heard from William of their sudden move to Guernsey, so she hastened home. States that the 'whole party' seemed in good spirits, and hopes to hear the following day of their arrival in Guernsey. Refers to Henry's attitude towards the move, and to William's return to Oxford, which had proved to be a disappointment. Announces that she is going to see Minnie the following Monday, and will see Martin and Arthur before they go to school. Declares that the loss of 'the Crescent Villa family' is great, and hopes that the move may bring some greater good to William. Asks Henry to write to tell her when he is going to visit in October. Adds that William was anxious to know from Henry the day of the Ad Eundem, and whether he [Henry] could go to Oxford. Suggests that she could ask Mr and Mrs Trevelyan. Offers him lodgings on 20 September in Oxford, if he has 'any difficulty about a bed' and doesn't mind the distance from Lincoln College, and states that Mary could make him very comfortable there.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

On headed illustrated notepaper for Lansdown Crescent, Blackpool:- They have had 'very reindey [rainy?] weather', with six large trees being blown down. There is a 'nice little kitten' there, which he and Sophie [Wicksteed?] have named Vic. They are 'very happy', and have 'such nice things to play with'. He and Georgie send their love.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

On headed notepaper for Herris Dean, Falmouth, crossed through in pencil:- Tells his mother that he dreamed he had a lot of things on his birthday, 'Miss Martin saw two guy Fawkeses', and she also brought her dog and Georgie touched it. They are going to see the Lord Mayor's show with 'Grandpapa' [Trevelyan or Philips?]

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Margaret Price

Thanks 'Aunt Meggie' for the letter and flowers; will put some in the schoolroom and some in the drawing room. His mother gave him a canary, which died after three days, so his grandfather gave him another. Georgie is 'learning his months and his tables', and can do an addition sum with help. Robert thinks he saw some metal in a piece of flint through his microscope'.

Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Inverness. - Hopes Bobbie will get this before he leaves Whitby; asks if he will be 'very sorry' to leave. She and his father will be home on Saturday night, so they will see each other soon. Sends something for him to read on his journey to help him 'imagine prehistoric forests as well as the animals who lived in them'. Going to Oban tomorrow: Bobbie's father used to go there for reading parties when he was a young man. He and his friends would 'read and write all morning & go out shooting & boating in the afternoon'. Perhaps Bobbie will do the same one day. Sends 'love & kisses to Georgie'; she hopes to see his photographs soon. Hopes Bobbie has found some jet on the shore. Sends love to Miss Martin [their governess], and asks him to tell Booa [Mary Prestwich, their nurse], that Caroline will receive any letter she wrote about the money tomorrow night.

Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan and G. M. Trevelyan

Verona. - Expects Bobbie and Georgie will be 'quite settled at home' when they get this letter, after a 'very nice stay at the Park' [their aunt Anna Maria Philips's house]. Hopes they will both settle to work at their lessons 'very steadily' after having had a 'famous holiday' and a lot of fun this summer. Sends her love to Miss Martin [their governess], with thanks for her letter; asks them to tell her that she thinks Charlie will be a while writing to her, as he has had to answer letters from 'all his relations'. He seemed 'cheerful' in his last letter. In an old town the other day they saw a high tower with a 'large cage' half-way up, in which 'naughty people used to be put'; asks if they should have one on the tower of the church in Ennismore Gardens. They also saw a large cart filled with grapes which six men were treading with their feet to turn into wine; asks whether they agree the process is 'Rather nasty'. They are going to Venice today; it is now much cooler, as there was a thunderstorm in the night. Hopes they found everyone well at home, and that 'Jemmy Cavendish is glad to be in his own nursery again'. Glad Bobbie has been writing to Charlie.

Letter from Margaret Price to R. C. Trevelyan

'Aunt Meggie' thanks Bobbie for his 'very amusing and nicely written letter'; would like to have seen the pantomime, and the 'dirty boy being made clean'. Once had a doll's plate with a picture of a machine turning old men into children: thinks the machine and the one Bobbie saw 'must have been nearly related'. Discusses the illustration on the notepaper of the boys playing football, who 'are giving each other tremendous whacks [underlined]'. Hopes his mother is well, and sends her love.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Got here all right on Monday, with 'no squash in the station stall'; they had the carriage to themselves all the way. They 'went to the "Cat and the Fiddle" yesterday'. They drove by the new road; he and Aunt A[nnie Philips] walked home by the old one, but the others, 'S[ophie], Gran.[papa Philips?], and G[eorgie?] drove home by an entirely different road'. They are going to Chatsworth today. G[eorgie?] seems all right, and Gran.[papa?] and Sophy are 'quite well'. Hopes his mother and the others are 'all getting on very well at Castle Howard'; sends his love to his father and to Charlie. The weather is fine today; has read 'several chapters of Bucland [perhaps a book by Frank Buckland?]' and finds it 'very interesting'.

The last page has a note to Caroline Trevelyan from her sister Anna M. Philips, dated 'August 5th'. She says the boys are being 'very good'; thinks they are 'greatly enjoying themselves'. They are just going to Chatsworth with her father; hopes it will 'not tire him very much'. Sophie is not going. The weather has 'turned very cold': it was 'only 46°[F] yesterday'. Hopes that the Trevelyans are having a 'very pleasant visit'.

Letter from Robert Needham Philips to R. C. Trevelyan

He and Aunt Annie are here till Monday: it is 'very pretty - by the sea side', but foggy today. Had a letter from Bob's father two days ago: he and Bob's mother are 'quite well'. Supposes Bob is 'very busy with lessons every day'. He and Aunt Annie will be back at the Park on Tuesday next; hopes Bob and Georgie are well.

Gossip and verses about Mr [Barwell?] Ewins Bennett

Account of mistake made by Mr [Barwell?] Ewins Bennett at a party given by Mark Philips during the assize week at Warwick: having drunk 'freely' of the 'wonderful sherry', he called it on leaving 'that excellent Marsala'. Also a comic poem about the occasion composed by a 'wag in court' when asked 'how many rhymes he could make to Marsala in 10 minutes'.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Letter decorated with stickers: a butterfly, kitten, and [?] milkmaid; a jester and bird [on the second page]. Is 'very well and happy'; hopes his family are too. Mr Arnold told him to ask her whether he is going to London, when, and by what train; is he to go with the 'London boys at 9.[0]5? The examinations have begun. The boys have not been to church today, as it was wet. There are 'eleven or twelve more days [until the end of term].

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Is 'very happy', and hopes his family are all happy too. 'They' [the school authorities' say he is 'not very well', and he is going to 'have breakfast for a week'. Thinks that if she asks, Mr Arnold will let him have 'an exiat [sic]', as Arnold says he has been 'working well'. They have started football, and he 'likes it very much'. Sends love to all. There is going to be a magic lantern show at the school.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Decorated with transfer stickers of a fly, beetle and moths [?]. Is well and happy, hopes his family are too. Is 'going to try for the chess compitition [sic]', and Smith says he has 'a chance'. Asks what sort of bird Georgie caught. [James?] Tomlin gave him a moth. Thinks there are 'only more 60 days in the term'. Has 'bought the buterflie [sic] book from Browning' which he was meaning to buy anyway, for thirteen shillings: Newman's British Butterflies and Moths. Is going to write to Georgie soon. Sends love to all.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Had to 'go in to the liberary [sic]' on Saturday since it rained. They go butterfly-hunting between four and six on half-holidays. There are '7 hours work [at school]' and he does five; he goes to bed at seven and gets up at half seven in the morning. Everyone says his 'poison bottle [for butterflies] is very strong'; one boy said it 'almost knocked him down'; Archie borrowed it to 'poison a white'. Asks his mother to tell Miss Martin that the 'beautiful brimstone' broke in two when he was putting it in a 'relaxing pot'. Asks if he can have a 'breathing case for caterpillars'.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Letter decorated with transfer stickers of figures engaged in various activities and a butterfly. Is 'very well and happy', and hopes his family also are. Shepherd is 'captain' of his bedroom, which he also shares with Archie, Dougel [sic] and Weston. Sends love to everyone. 'The little game are going to play the big game, not the elevens'. Is going to 'get up later for the next week'.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Decorated with transfer sticker of a sailing ship. Hopes his family are well and happy, as he is. There is a 'rage for Stilographic and Antistilographic [sic] pens'. Hugo has not been expelled. Will be 'very glad' to have a few photographs. Is 'top for the week in Latin'. The exams are this week. Asks his mother to send some stamps, envelopes and note paper. Mrs Arnold gives lectures on botany. Has begun to collect stamps; Smith has given him 21, Browning 7, and Smith is going to give him some more; knows she does not mind. Glad to hear Grandpapa [Trevelyan?] Is better. Robert and Charlie have been writing postcards to each other ‘in the secret way’. Adds a postscript hoping that Sophy is all right.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Expects she got his postcard on Saturday; thanks her for her letter. Shares his bedroom with Law, Lewin, and Booth, though they thought they would have O'Brien. The new boys are Lyall, Barneby and Whitelaw minor. He is now in the Lower First, which consists of Smith, Leveson, Archie, Lawrence and himself; Tomlin and Hales [? are in the Upper First. Lewin comes today. Asks his mother if he can send his stamp book, which he left on a shelf in the night nursery in London. Hopes his father will make a 'successful speech'. A boy here is collecting 'old crests [?]' so asks if she can find any. Hopes Charlie 'has got a good place'.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Is not going to school until Thursday. Booa [Mary Prestwich] thought of taking them to the Zoo today, but the wind is too cold so they are not going. Went to the Baker Street Bazaar; Robert bought his mother a paper basket; Booa bought '6 unbreakable tumblers' and a mat for Sir George's room. Is doing lessons every day with Miss Martin. Mrs Stephenson invited him and Georgie to tea, and to play in the Horticultural Gardens afterwards, but they are not going.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

Mrs Barlett [the matron at Wixenford] wants to know whether Robert should continue taking his medicine. There is a boy 'who is a landleager here called Hugo Montgomerie' [Hugh Montgomery]. He goes 'up the backboard' twice a day. The 'fourth class has been destroyed by measels [sic]'.'Gest' [Guest] is the head of the school, who is going to be a mid[shipman]; Borne is at the bottom. Asks her to ask 'Boar' ['Booa': Mary Prestwich] and Miss Martin for his seeds.

Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

It 'snowed hard last Sunday, and no one could go out'. Has had a stiff neck and cold, but neither have been very bad. Sorry to hear Charlie has a bad cold and hopes he gets better soon; asks Caroline to thank him for his letter. They had a 'grand set out last Tuesday', which they had as half holiday instead of Wednesday. Mrs Lyell and Mrs Stirling came, and they had charades; will tell his mother 'all about it' in the holidays.

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