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Middleton, Hugh Jeffery (1879-1914) naval officer
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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Julian is well: is still getting time outside, and spends the evenings with them playing with his toy sheep. Yesterday he got to the piano in the drawing room and 'recited about the motor car'. Mary brought Pauline and Kitty to lunch and they got on well; Booa [Mary Prestwich] took Kitty and Julian to ride on the rocking horse. When Julian was walking home through the wood with Caroline and Sir George, they worked out he was saying 'the sky is gone', meaning the trees had hidden it. Miss [Lily?] Noble came for Sunday. Mrs [Hugh] Middleton gave birth to a son last week, and Mrs Anderson has been very ill. Hopes Mr [Gordon] Bottomley has recovered from his journey

Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Mary called Dr Williams to see Phyllis, who is still unwell, so she stopped by on the way to examine Julian. She thinks he should wear the belt for a year, which should solve the problem [an umbilical hernia?], but that he is strong, healthy, and large for his age; she also thinks he risks becoming flat footed, so Caroline has spoken to his nurse about having a support put in his shoes. The sneezing does not matter; but she will give him the medicine which Dr Cornish has sent. Yesterday they took Miss [Lily] Noble to Belsay [the Middletons' home] and saw everyone but 'Mrs Hugh' who is doing well [after giving birth], and there were many enquiries about Elizabeth. Miss Noble then went home in her motor car. Julian was 'drawing motors this morning with great energy'. She is going to a nursing meeting this afternoon, then to tea with Mary. Hopes Mr B[ottomley] has recovered from the journey. Asks when she should start sending her letters to Elizabeth to the Netherlands.