Item 278 - Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 16 Jan 1904 (Creation)

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The Mill House, Wescott, Dorking. - Left London feeling, for various reasons, a 'most miserable creature'; describes his journey down and his arrival at Wescott. Mrs Entiknap [Enticknap] welcomed him warmly, Dan [his dog?] rushed into the house and was greeted by Gussie in the kitchen. Apologises for the jam which he has got onto the paper. Likes being surrounded by Bob's books, which will be a temptation when he should be reviewing others. Attended a 'conversational Fr. Trade caucus' last night at Sussex Villas; he has been given the task of reporting on the Free Trade campaign on the American continent, which means reading 'Yankee magazines' and writing to 'goodnatured enthusiasts'. If he joins the Trevelyans at Valeseux [sic] he will have to get a stand-in.

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