Item 257 - Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 8 Nov 1916 (Creation)

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Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Pleased by the prospect of Julian coming with them to Welcombe. Caroline is certainly better, but it is a 'long test of patience' and they will not leave till next week at least. Glad Robert is 'getting on well with Constable [over the publication of the Annual of New Poetry, see 46/222]'. Has been reading several of Cicero's speeches, and is now re-reading Suetonius. Has read the first six books of the Iliad, and will make Homer his 'staple' until it is finished, punctuating him with Suetonius and Caesar. A second sheet asks whether Robert and Elizabeth take the "[Times] Literary Supplement", and if not whether they would like first claim on his copy [this is Welcombe notepaper so may not belong with this letter].

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Second sheet perhaps forms postscript to another letter; Robert's thanks for the Times Literary Supplement, 46/224, is dated 4 Dec.

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