Item 68 - Letter from Mary Wakefield Cropper to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from Mary Wakefield Cropper to Caroline Trevelyan

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  • 28 Nov [1899] (Creation)

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Ellergreen, Kendal. - Congratulates Caroline on Robert's engagement to Elizabeth van der Hoeven, whom she remembers as a 'most attractive & rather impressive girl of 19' who played the violin 'delightfully' and whom they all admired greatly; she knew one of Mary's 'young cousins' [Alice Jones] from school at St Andrews. Very glad to think Caroline will have 'a daughter so loveable and interesting and accomplished'; also good to have 'a link of peace with Holland just now' [at the time of the Second Boer War]. She and her father much enjoyed their Sunday with Caroline; he is ill with a fever at the moment, though she does not think seriously.

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A note at the top of the letter, probably in Caroline Trevelyan's hand, says that she is sending it as she thought Robert would like to see it.

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