Stuk 65 - Letter from Leonard Woolf to R.C. Trevelyan


referentie code



Letter from Leonard Woolf to R.C. Trevelyan


  • 28 May 1905 (Vervaardig)



Omvang en medium

2 items: handwritten letter with typescript copy.


Geschiedenis van het archief

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Jaffna, Ceylon. - Meant to write sooner, but is 'terribly bad at letter writing' and 'even in this void' has little time for anything but work. What Trevy says about his book ["The Birth of Parzival"?] quite untrue: Leonard was 'delighted' to receive it; remembers Trevy telling him something of the story last year on a walk from Wooda Bay Station. Hard to imagine 'a more phenomenal existence [a reference to the language of the Cambridge Apostles] than that of Jaffra', where he works, learns law, and plays tennis. Was made Additional Police Magistrate two weeks ago. Sometimes on Sundays cycles across the 'flat parched plain'; describes the surrounding countryside. Finds the people themselves most interesting: 'not the English, good God'; was surprised to find [the Ceylonese] 'just what the oriental is supposed to be, but with many more queer little traits'. In the Police Court their nature 'really "come out"; every case is an intricate tangle of lies' with even true cases being complicated by the purchase of witnesses; yet participants are often very stoical and illustrate 'their favourite expression, "If it must be, it must be". Hopes Trevy will write again, and also mention how his brothers are.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie



Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

Taal van het materiaal

Schrift van het materiaal

Taal en schrift aantekeningen

Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen


Verwante materialen

Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

Related units of description

Related descriptions


Alternative identifier(s)


Onderwerp trefwoord

Geografische trefwoorden

Genre access points


Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies


Niveau van detaillering

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

Taal (talen)



Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik