Item 147 - 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


  • 1 Dec 1899 (Creation)

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Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland. - Asks whether she should call Elizabeth 'Bessie'. Robert seems very happy; 'delightful' to think of them together. Looks forward to seeing her early in the spring. Does not know Robert's address in Italy, so will have to send Bessie them to forward; asks if she can keep her informed of his whereabouts 'as he is always forgetful about such things'. Glad he now has someone to look after him; used to make her unhappy to think of 'the wretched sort of way in which he lived at his last lodgings'. Going to Cambridge tomorrow to see Robert's old tutor [Arthur] Verrall and George [Macauley Trevelyan]; will go to Welcombe about the 3 or 4 January, and would very much like Bessie to come and stay with them there. Will send some photographs of Sir George and herself.

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Pencil annotation dating the letter to 1899.

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