Item 52 - Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Caroline Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 24 July 1916 (Creation)

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Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Thanks Elizabeth for her letter; Bob's arrived on Sir George's birthday. Summer 'has come just in time for the haymaking'. Glad Elizabeth will be coming north in September; thinks it would be best for Bob to pay a short visit then come back for Elizabeth. Sir George 'now gets fussed at having visitors, especially men', but does like children in the house so they will enjoy seeing Julian. Does not know yet what they are doing after the end of October, but will like having Julian until then. Has seen so little of Elizabeth this year. Hopes Miss Barthorp [a new governess] will be nice; seems a good plan to have Lily for now. Difficult to think of Elizabeth's cousin [Jan Bastiaan Hubrecht] as a diplomat; supposes he will have a distant posting to begin with; hopes they have a safe crossing. Janet and the children left today for the Park. Agrees that it is interesting watching the girls grow up; Mary and Pauline are both very nice, though different. Thinks that girls are 'more intellectual than boys at that age'; regrets that it often 'turns the other way 10 years later'.

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