Item 196 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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TRER/9/196

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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  • 13 Dec 1900 (Creation)

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Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland. - Glad Elizabeth liked the things [presents?]; amused to hear about St Nicholas Eve in Holland; hopes she has a happy Christmas in her old house and that her aunt is a little better. Tells her to write every week while abroad. She and Sir George are staying at Wallington till 9 Jan; will keep Elizabeth informed of their plans. Sir George is 'working steadily' and keeping well; he is re-reading Mary Shelley's life aloud to her, which is 'so amusing & curious'. Hope the violin lessons continue to be satisfactory, and that Elizabeth's sister and Mr [Julius Engelbert] Röntgen will think her improved. Sends regards to Jan [Hubrecht]; wishes they could see him, but it is too far for him to come in the dark of winter. Next week they will have a Christmas tree, and the Arthur Sidgwicks are coming after Christmas Day.

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Pencil annotation dating the letter to 1900.
Some damage and illegible sections on the last page.

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