Item 1 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Edward Hodgkin

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Edward Hodgkin


  • 22 Mar 1897 (Creation)

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Roundhurst, Haslemere. - Expects he will be at Wallington on 12 [April]; Edward could come then, or earlier in the week; there will be a 'mob of people' he hardly knows such as the Spence Watsons early on but 'the coast will be cleared' after Tuesday; he will get there on Wednesday or Thursday next week. Asks Edward to send Kitty's address [Kitson added in pencil]; they could 'do something to rag him' such as sending a letter 'enclosing a beautiful epithalamium'. 'Here is a fan for Roger [Fry] to paint, which 'may be used to support whichever side of the temperance question you may choose'; includes the text of Bob's poem "For a Fan", with a reference to the Homeric Hymn to Pan.

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Pencil notes guessing at the date. The year can be fixed by the references to "For a Fan" and Bob's residence at Roundhurst.

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