Item 156 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth des Amorie van der Hoeven

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth des Amorie van der Hoeven


  • 20 Mar 1900 (Creation)

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8, Grosvenor Crescent, S.W. - Thanks Bessie for the cheque; will pay the bill and send it to her. Mrs Prestwich is delighted she likes the things. Sure she will enjoy the violin lessons [with Bram Eldering], which will be an interest for her until she sees Robert again; a long separation, especially with the sad prospect of leaving her old home soon. Hopes the [Second Boer] war will soon end; the 'country is at present quite mad, & no reasonable opinions can get a fair hearing'. It will return to its senses, but not till after 'a great and terrible injustice has been perpetrated'. Many thinks as she does, and are very unhappy, but they are 'very helpless at present'. Hopes her aunt will soon be able to get out again. George sends his 'best love'.

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      Pencil annotation dating the letter to 1900

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