Item 179 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan


  • [1889?] (Creation)

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[On headed notepaper with monogram 'HPC' for the Harrow Philathletic Club]:- Thanks his parents for their letters; will be writing to his father soon. Was 'on to construe' recently, and 'got through all right', though he was 'not very fluent, which was caused by over-anxiety'; will not mind next time. Sanderson has put off his return again, until Thursday; hopes he really does come then. Is 'very sorry about Georgie' [who is ill]; it will be 'a great disappointment to him for his examination'; will write to him this week.

Thinks his essay was not very good; it was at least 'a very hurried one': he thought for a long time about the beginning and therefore wasted his time, 'thus the beginning is bad and the rest hurried'. Does not think it is good enough to send home, and does not want to do so 'unless by some chance it is approved of'. Is now making porridge 'in considerable quantities', as are others in his house. Is reading The Light of Asia [by Sir Edwin Arnold], and 'other works by various authors'.

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With pencil note dating the letter to 1889.

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