Item 71 - Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from E. M. Forster to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 4 Jun 1946 (Creation)

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W[est] H[ackhurst]. - Is going to the Beethoven mass at Kings [College Cambridge] next Sunday; if it is in one of the Tovey editions, asks if he could borrow it for a while; would be 'very grateful'; asks if it could be posted to him as soon as convenient.

She will find with this letter a sponge which he 'stole during a pleasant visit' and has been meaning to return; he 'did indeed bring it one afternoon as far as the top of Water Lane, which is a very good address indeed for a sponge', but instead it went through the Leith Hill Place woods and 'would proceed down the other hill to Forest Green and the Parrot [a pub]'.

Has finished Thomas Mann's Joseph series, and is 'rather shocked' by Bessie's 'undocumented scorn'; has also read R. K. Narayan's The English Teacher. Saw Julian 'in the distance' at a concert of Monteverdi's Vespers; hopes he 'enjoyed them as much as I did'. Adds postscript: Florence [Barger] should be back tomorrow.

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