Item 250 - Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 30 Apr [1907?] (Creation)

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8, Cheyne Gardens, S.W. - Addresses Trevelyan as 'Bobolinka': an annotation in pencil reads 'its song is emitted with a volubility bordering on the burlesque [Audubon on the Rice Bird, Boblink or Bobolink]'. Invites him down to stay at Timworth; hears he did not think the conversation at the reading party up to the mark, he would not find this fault at the Green Farm. There is a 'rough tangled plantation' there which MacCarthy wishes to turn into a 'grove for contemplation'; he could help with this. Hopes his wife is well; asks if he can please his son and make him laugh; supposes Bessie would not be able to visit (they cannot yet put Paul up). Asks if he has read Forster's 'Romance' ["The Longest Journey"], which captures 'those miserable muffs the Cambridge Apostles pretty well. What a set!'. A doodle of a face on the last page, crossed through.

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