Item 59 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Caroline Trevelyan


  • 13 Dec 1883 (Creation)

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Thanks his mother for her letter and the paper. Has not yet written a speech. There are seventeen conservatives and nineteen liberals in the 'youth parliament'. Is going to have dinner with Mrs Arnold this week. May have a chance of a prize for French. There was going to be a match with Farnborough, but a boy there 'has caught an disease'; they are playing 'the Camerons' again tomorrow. Writes the next portion of the letter in Latin: he sends his love to all; is her affectionate son. If she and George are well, he and Charles are well; it is eight in the morning on the Ides of December [13th Dec], 1883; he hopes she is well; nothing stands in the way of him coming home soon. He then switches to French to say he has no more notepaper and envelopes, and asks if she can send some, though he does not need any postage stamps. There is then a line in Ancient Greek: 'the elephants love the keepers'. Asks if he will go home on Friday. Writes 'the end' in English, Latin, French, Italian, Ancient Greek, Spanish.

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  • Ancient Greek
  • English
  • French
  • Latin

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