Item 14 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • [25 May 1903?] (Creation)

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8, Grosvenor Crescent, S.W. - Elizabeth's 'dear letter' arrived this morning, and Sir George is very pleased with Robert's; is sure Elizabeth will like Janet, who is 'a very genuine person'. Sent the telegram as she thought Elizabeth might be able to come tomorrow and wants to talk to her very much about the house and the engagement. Very busy today, with Aunt Annie [Philips] in the morning, then a meeting, then Mrs Ward and Janet. Going to Welcombe on Wednesday afternoon; are planning to tell 'relatives and near friends [sic]' about George's engagement, but keep it 'as quiet as possible' until nearer the time of his return on 16 June. Is pleased to have 'another daughter' but Elizabeth 'will always be the one that came to [her] first'. Postscript to say Janet wants to get to know Elizabeth and Robert, which Caroline will arrange on her return, and giving her address. An enclosure was brought by C[harles] from Turkey.

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