Item 185 - Letter from Janet Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Letter from Janet Trevelyan to Elizabeth Trevelyan


  • 7 Sept 1912 (Creation)

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Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Thanks Bessie for her letter and the 'adorable photograph' of Julian. Was 'fighting with a chapter of her book' at Robin Ghyll, but now has time to write. Mary [her daughter] has 'appropriated the photograph of Julian', who is looking 'handsome... splendidly big & strong'. Wishes she were not missing him at Wallington, but will probably leave on the 23rd to go the Lakes with her mother or stay with an aunt in Wales [Ethel Arnold?]; she and the children must certainly go to Stocks by the 28th. Arrived at Wallington on Wednesday to find Caroline in bed with a chill and Mrs [Hilda] Runciman in bed after a miscarriage; Molly was also ill in bed at Cambo, so Janet seems to have spent all her time visiting the sick and 'administering spiritual comfort'. though Caroline is the only one to have been really ill; she looks 'very frail' but does seem to have 'an indomitable power' of recovery if she can take her time. George is away till Monday for a walk along the Scottish border; has been working hard at Robin Ghyll and will take this month as holiday to recover. Bessie is going to be a 'lonely little widow' all winter [while Bob is travelling in the East]; wishes she would come and visit them in London, perhaps on her way to the Netherlands. Asks who the Gordon Bottomleys are. Mary very happy to be with the 'Cambo cousins' again, and Humphry is 'happy everywhere', especially 'playing with the big boys in the hall'. She is also happy, except that she 'still can't remember the way to make new little Trevies'; Moll seems to be 'going on really well now', which is a great comfort. Bessie must be very busy 'getting Bob rigged out & inoculated', but may have time to write another letter.

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