Item 114 - Letter from John Luce to R.C. Trevelyan

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TRER/4/114

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Letter from John Luce to R.C. Trevelyan

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  • [May? 1940] (Creation)

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West Watch, Ferry Drive, Wraysbury, Staines. - Is delighted to have Trevelyan's dialogue [see Trevelyan, "Translations from Horace, Juvenal & Montaigne: with two imaginary conversations" (1940)], which he would like to see 'circulated to all universities and schools'. The rucksack has arrived safely. Stephen [Waley] went off to Oxford 'chuckling at memories of [Trevelyan] reading Gogarty and trying to prevent [his] pyjama trousers from slipping down'. Has had no word from the War Office so is back at PEP [Political and Economic Planning] and busy writing a report, but would like to visit the Trevelyans soon; must also go to Joan [Allen?]. Met Geoffrey and his brother at the Old Vic recently; thought Gielgud magnificent as Lear in a fine production.

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A pencil annotation dates the letter to 'May? 1940'.

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