Item 180 - 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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Georgie came last Saturday, and had a 'very amusing visit', though the weather was 'rather hot'. Think he enjoyed it; they [Robert and Charlie?] 'certainly liked having him' there. Everything is about 'as it should be', which he hopes will continue. There is now much to do in the 'scholarship class'. Asks if she could send him some writing paper and his 'new vests, as it is far too hot for these thick winter ones'.

Is reading Danton's speeches, lent to him by Mr Bowen; Welldon quoted Danton's saying 'que mon nom soit flétri, que la France soit libre' in his sermon last Sunday, which 'was a better sermon than usual. Has also read The Coming Race [by Edward Bulwer-Lytton]; likes it 'very much, especially the idea', though 'parts of it are not very good'. Likes 'all books of that sort about invented countries'.

Charlie is well, and is 'club-keeper of the 1st fifth game', and Robert himself is also keeping well. The school is 'so full that chairs are put down the middle aisle of the chapel'.

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With pencil note dating the letter to 1889.

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