Item 173 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan


  • [1886?] (Creation)

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[On headed notepaper for 8 Grosvenor Crescent, S.W.]:- Wishes he had written before to say how sorry he is about his grandfather's death; thinks it best that he and Charlie should go to the funeral. Would 'almost rather go home on speech day', as he will see the rehearsal, and he can see the real event another year.

Yesterday was the last stage of the reading prize, held in 'Speecher' at 9. Heyward jun[ior - Bernard Heywood?] came first in the fifth form prize; [James?] Tomlin was in the last stage but did not win. It was governor's speech day today and Saunders [actually R. A. Sanders] read the Contio [Latina]; Robert does not think the reading was very good, but Sanders had 'written it very well'.

Regrets that both he and Charlie must ask for one pound more: Robert had to pay almost two pounds at the beginning of term for a 'school sub, for the new boys pay extra'; in addition, 'all the necessary things, such as a chair, a table-cloth etc. cost a great deal'. Has not been spending as much recently. Thinks he may not be first [in his form] this fortnight, as he will 'lose a lot of marks for forgetting the boy who answered last, or where we got down to [in translating a passage?]', which the head of the form is supposed to do. Hopes this will be the only time. It is getting warmer, after having been very cold.

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