Item 281 - Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 9 July 1939 (Creation)

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Long Barn, Weald, Sevenoaks. - This house has been lent to them [by Vita Sackville-West] and they are living there 'on ham amid a thousand roses'. 5 Hyde Park Mansions has been abandoned, and there was a muddle about forwarding letters. Is very disappointed that he cannot come on Monday and stay over [G.E.?] Moore's visit, but he does not like to leave Molly; only visited her once a week when she was at Highgate, but does not like to spoil her enjoyment of this 'peaceful old house' where Caxton 'warmed his shins at the fireplace' by leaving her for more than the occasional night in London to review a play. Asks if there is any chance the Trevelyans could have them both for a long weekend over August bank holiday (the 4th till the 8th); they then go to Rachel, and then possibly to Oxford for the rest of August.

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