Item 178 - Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan

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Letter from R. C. Trevelyan to Sir George Trevelyan


  • 13 Jun 1911 (Creation)

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The Shiffolds, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking. - He and Bessie were glad to hear from his mother this morning [10/116] that his parents were having 'a pleasant and a cooler time in Switzerland'. Cooler here as well, though still fine.

It was 'very hot indeed in the Lakes during the hunt [the Lake or Trevelyan Man Hunt]', though this was still 'quite a success'; it was a little cooler on the hill tops, but 'hard work climbing up in the sun, even in the early morning'. George seemed 'fairly cheerful, more so than [Robert] expected [after the death of his son Theo in April] and quite entered into the spirit of the game'; he was hare on the first day and 'gave good sport', though Robert never encountered him. Robert himself was one of the hares on the second day and the morning after and was caught twice both times. On his second time as hare, he was caught by George 'after an amusing run, ending in a shallow tarn with mud three feet deep'. Charles was never hare, perhaps as he had a slight ankle sprain, but 'seems to have done very well as a hound'. Robert enjoyed it a lot, and 'made several new friends'.

Found Bessie and Julian well on his return; Julian cannot quite walk unaided yet, but will be able to soon. His parents are lucky to be away for the coronation [of George V]: 'London is becoming dreadful'. Bessie sends many thanks to his mother for her letter, and will write soon.

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