Item 156 - Letter from Grettie Tovey to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Grettie Tovey to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 21 July 1916 (Creation)

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30 Norland Square, Holland Park, London. W. - Bessie's letter arrived yesterday, with one from Miss [Margaret Warre?] Cornish who was distressed at the delay. Would have been good to see the Trevelyans on the 17th at Northlands. The Toveys have been here since the 6th, so Donald could play at the Northlands concert though Grettie could not go due to a 'terrible time' at the dentists; they have been to Northlands twice since then, and things seemed 'decidedly less strained' [with Miss Weisse]. There is another concert on the 27th, and they go to stay on 3 August for Donald to carry on teaching Victor. Now the 'business negotiations' are almost completed, through a lawyer, they hope that a 'new happy relationship' may emerge gradually. The sympathy of friends has greatly helped. Thinks it cannot be a good thing for Miss Weisse to have, as she announced at dinner, 'enough aspirin to last until the end of the War'. They have had many invitations, and it has done Donald good to see his friends: the Speyers wanted them to spend a weekend but she felt they should not spend more a day at Ridgehurst until they honoured their first invitations to Woldhurst and the Shiffolds. They should probably stay at Northlands before they go anywhere else. Donald has got in a 'lovely piano', and the Trevelyans are very welcome to visit if they come to town.

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