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Spencer, Ralph (1861-1926) industrialist
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Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland. - Hopes Robert has forgiven them for keeping Elizabeth and Paul for another half-week; will miss Paul's voice about the place very much. A shooting party today with John [Spencer?] Trevelyan, Ralph Spencer, Sir Arthur's 'very pleasant' nephew Lambert Middleton, and Buddell Atkinson [sic: Frank Buddle Atkinson] the master of the hunt. Agrees with Robert about 'spending great sums on sensational masterpieces'; includes the Velasquez among these, but did not like the Van Dycks much and the Hals even less. Looks forward to seeing Robert's "Sisyphus". Supposes Taft is elected [as President of the United States]. Is sorry that Roosevelt is 'descending into private life'. Glad Bessie liked his "Fox" [ from the final volume of Sir Georges' "American Revolution"]; the last part of the chapter should be 'lively' and Fox was indeed 'a unique being'.

Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Good that Elizabeth got through the long journey well, and that Julian enjoyed himself here; his cousins [Mary and Humphry] are very sorry to have missed him; they have both grown and look well. The Cambo family [Charles and Mary] came back yesterday and all the children went to meet them: 'the road from the station was covered by a straggling line of Trevelyans!'. Janet 'makes the best of things but it is trying for her'. A separate sheet notes that they are amused to hear 'the Spencers two girls from Netherwitton' have gone to Miss Weisse's school; they are 'perfectly wild and have no manners'; also that they had a pleasant visit from Dr [Henry] Hadow last Sunday.