Item 15 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 28 May 1903 (Creation)

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Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Arrived yesterday and is glad of the quiet; family affairs [George's engagement] are 'somewhat agitating' and London was hot and noisy; in Grosvenor Crescent 'the omnibuses & carts made day & night hideous'. Tried to see as much of Janet as she could, and thinks they will all like her very much; she seems 'very genuine... unaffected & straightforward'. Hopes Elizabeth will come up and see her as soon as they return from Welcombe. The Wards go to [their country house] Stocks for Whit week; the engagement is still being kept fairly quiet until George's return. Booa [Mary Prestwich] has found Elizabeth's candlesticks; unfortunately one is bent and Caroline will have it mended. The picture 'has mysteriously disappeared' but is sure it will soon be found if Elizabeth did not take it. Janet is very anxious to know Elizabeth and Robert. Hopes Elizabeth is feeling well; very wise to take care of herself. A long postscript on a separate sheet discusses Elizabeth and Robert's plan to move; very hard to find anywhere in Surrey 'away from villas'; good to be near a station. Asks whether they visited the Fernhurst house, and whether they would like anything else from the safe at Welcombe. Would be 'very nice to have a new house'.

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