Item 303 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan


  • 17 Jun 1923 (Creation)

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The Shiffolds, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking. - Encloses the 'Pollard Shakespeare pamphlet [The Foundations of Shakespeare's Text]', which he has 'read with much interest'. Hopes his parents have had a good journey to Wallington, and are 'not too tired after it'; was a 'great pleasure' seeing them both, and he was very glad to find his mother 'so much better'.

The [Apostles'] Dinner 'went off very pleasantly. Forster's speech was excellent, not showy, but amusing and humorous, and serious too at times. [Lytton] Strachey was good', and Robert's own speech 'though less good, seemed to please people'. Sat next to George, whom Forster announced as his successor as President at the end; George then made an 'amusing two or three minutes speech, according to custom' and they adjourned. Most went to Keynes' room, where they 'drank tea and [ate] cherries and cake till past one o clock'. The oldest there were Babington Smith, MacTaggart and Dickinson. Forster said he had had a letter from Sir George which 'gave him great pleasure'.

Bessie will write soon. Robert is sending this to Wallington, as it would not arrive in time if his parents start on Tuesday. He and Bessie hope to hear soon that the 'journey went off satisfactorily'.

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