Item 26 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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TRER/10/26

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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  • 26 Jan 1906 (Creation)

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Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Sure Elizabeth and Robert will have followed the election results with 'much delight and astonishment'; it is extraordinary; a 'peaceful revolution, that have far reaching consequences'. The results in Surrey, Cheshire and Harrow, as well as Wales, are 'very wonderful'; the Tories will probably only have about a hundred and sixty seats. It 'seems a great responsibility to have such a majority'; hopes the Government rises to the occasion. Charles and George have been working in Yorkshire since the Elland election and F[rancis] Acland's success is hoped for; they and their families will all be at Welcombe by Wednesday and 'it will be amusing to have both the babies'. Meta Hearn [daughter of William Hearne, the butler] was taken to hospital with sudden appendicitis; she is recovering now but her parents were very anxious. The Tories here are 'very civil'; 'of course' they do not talk politics, but she thinks it has been a 'great shock'; the 'clergy everywhere are very quiet'. The little piano is in good tune; hopes Mary will play. Asks if Elizabeth has had much music, and whether [Lina] Waterfield can accompany her.

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