Fonds TRER - Papers of Robert Calverley Trevelyan and Elizabeth Trevelyan

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TRER

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Papers of Robert Calverley Trevelyan and Elizabeth Trevelyan

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  • 1865-1958 (Creation)

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46 boxes.

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(1872-1951)

Biographical history

Robert Calverley Trevelyan was born on 28 June 1872, the son of Sir George Trevelyan and his wife Caroline. After attending Harrow, Trevelyan was admitted to Trinity College on 15 June 1891. He graduated from Cambridge in 1894 with a BA and LLB, having take examinations in Classics Part I and Law Part II. Although his father wanted him to become a barrister, Trevelyan pursued a career as a poet. He published numerous works during his lifetime, many of them translations from ancient authors.

Trevelyan married the Dutch violinist Elizabeth des Amorie van der Hoeven. The artist Julian Trevelyan was their son.

Archival history

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Donated to Trinity by Julian Otto Trevelyan in 1970.

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The archive contains papers of both Robert Calverley Trevelyan and his wife Elizabeth (née des Amorie van der Hoeven, known as Bessie), though the majority relate to R. C. Trevelyan and comprise personal items 1872-1951, publications 1898-1950, publications 1989-1950, reviews of publications 1898-1953, photographs 1876-1949, family material.

This archive is in the process of being catalogued: the majority of the correspondence has been catalogued at item level, while around fifteen boxes predominantly containing working notebooks and photographs remain; work on these and revisions will follow.

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  • Ancient Greek
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Russian

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Papers of Robert Trevelyan's father Sir George Otto Trevelyan, brother Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan, and other members of the family are held in Newcastle University's Special Collections: further information and catalogues available here on Archives Hub

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TREV

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