Item 121 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan


  • 23 Dec 1906 (Creation)

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The Shiffolds, Holmbury St Mary, Dorking. - Thanks his father for his 'very kind letter' [16/172], which came yesterday afternoon. A 'great pleasure' to him and Bessie that his parents share their happiness [on the birth of their son Paul] 'so fully'. Bessie is still doing well and the doctor is 'very satisfied' with her and the baby. Sends thanks to his mother for a 'very nice letter' received this morning; will write to her every day for now; her visit was 'a great pleasure' to them both, and 'of the greatest help to Bessie' during the unexpectedly long wait to give birth, is 'very grateful to her for all her kindness'. Encloses a letter from Keith [gardener at Wallington]; it is very kind of him to send flowers for Bessie, which she mostly has in her room during the day.

Did not want the Education Bill to be lost: the loss 'will not weaken the Government, but rather the contrary' due to the 'general indignation', not only amongst Liberals, but it would not have been worth 'sacrificing the bill if it could have been saved', even for this 'useful tonic effect'. At least the Government 'seems to have a good hand to play'; hopes they will do so 'in the best way possible, whatever that may be'.

Bessie sends her love to his parents, and so do he and 'Paulus (modern Apostulus)'.

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