Item 215 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Otto Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Otto Trevelyan


  • 12 May 1891 (Creation)

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On headed notepaper for the Harrow Philathletic Club, with 'The Grove, Harrow' added in Robert Trevelyan's hand:- Thanks his father for his letter. It was 'a very glorious victory at Harboro[ugh: the Liberal gain of the seat in a by-election]'; imagines they are 'all very much pleased'. Sees that the G[rand] O[ld] M[an: Gladstone] is unwell, but it does not seem to be serious. It is 'very fortunate' that his mother and father have 'escaped the influenza'.

Very hot here, and 'rather trying', but Robert 'will get used to it'. Georgie is well; sometimes he plays [cricket] in his second eleven, otherwise he plays fives; he 'gets on very well with Hallam'. Robert has revised his iambics; is generally 'satisfied with them', and will be 'rather disappointed' if he does not come first or second. They have 'not even yet given out the [text for] the Gregory, or any other exercise'; wishes they had, as there is always more time at the beginning of the term.

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