Item 253 - Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Desmond MacCarthy to R. C. Trevelyan


  • 7 Mar [1906] (Creation)

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Is going to marry Molly Cornish; they were engaged at the beginning of last month, but she has been rather ill so he has not written to anyone; thinks she will soon be well again. They should have enough money to be married in the summer: has been offered a secretaryship at £300 per year by Paley , who wants to get into Parliament. This will take up Fridays to Sundays, he also has the prospect of regular work at the "Speaker" on Tuesdays and Thursdays for £100 as well as his dramatic criticism, so Wednesday will be left for his 'Penelope's web ' [his novel?]. Asks to be remembered to Mrs Waterfield; he will soon be in a better position to have books sent to the people he recommends. Sends greetings to Trevelyan's wife and would like her congratulations. Dreads the wedding day, and thinks of 'Young Lochinvaring Molly [eloping with her] before the ceremony'. Is writing a short book to pay for the honeymoon. G. B. S[haw] 'explained expounded & expurgated': this is private. Is giving a lecture in May which will be 'cleverish but a failure'.

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