Item 128 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan


  • 6 Jan 1907 (Creation)

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The Shiffolds, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking. - Thanks his parents for their letters; will reply to his father's soon. Bessie and Paul are well: Bessie is starting to 'get up a little in her room'; the baby has been 'out a little over the past few days', since the weather is so much better.

Lunched with the Frys in London last Thursday; while Robert was there, Roger Fry restored Caroline's 'pastell'. Thinks it is 'all right again now': most of the 'mould' had dried off, though Fry had to 'touch it up in some places', he also 'altered the background, making it a little darker, and taking out the green chair'. Robert thinks this is an improvement, and the 'face is unaltered', but that it 'all looks a little more solid than it used'. Has sent it somewhere for the glass to be cleaned, from where it will be sent on to 8 Grosvenor Crescent. Fry seems 'very well, and to be getting on well in America', though he has little time to himself, even when here.

It is 10.40 pm and he hears the baby crying: Paul has cried 'a great deal today' though he does not usually do so. Sends 'love to all'.

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