Item 238 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan


  • [after spring 1886?] (Creation)

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Thanks his mother for her letter. Is still well and enjoying Eastbourne. Georgie 'did not look so well this morning', but Robert thinks it is only a cold; hopes he will be all right before he returns to school. Asks her to tell Georgie that Robert will 'send the list of the dead in our last battle [of toy soldiers] soon', and that he has 'taken 65 prisoners'.

Still likes Lucan, though has 'not had much time to read it'. Asks if she could bring him a Roman history, if she can find 'one in the house which is not too big or too valuable': he 'wanted to find out something about Nero', but it does not matter much. Booa [Mary Prestwich] asks her to bring Robert's watch and some more writing paper. He and Georgie had two battles, in which Georgie was 'very interested'; they 'even bought a few soldiers'.

Hopes his father is well, and that he 'has made a successful speech'.

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'[from a holiday]' added in pencil at the top of the letter.

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