Item 26 - Welcombe House visitors' book

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TRER/23/26

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Welcombe House visitors' book

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  • 1897-1930 (Creation)

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1 book: leather-bound with gilding; 'Welcombe' embossed on front cover; first entries pasted in (eleven sheets); thirty-three sheets of written entries. 1 newspaper cutting.

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Signatures of visitors with dates of their visits. Entries for 1897-1901 written on pasted-in sheets [from another book?]. Dates of deaths of Paul and Theodore Trevelyan written in by the entries for their last visits.

Newspaper cutting [from the "Times", Monday, June 6, 1910, p.8] regarding a visit by Theodore Roosevelt to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford on Avon. Found in the book by the signatures of Roosevelt's party marking their stay from 4-6 June.

'R.C.T. - E.T.' written at the top of the page for 1928, the year of Caroline Trevelyan's death and her son Robert's inheritance of the house. Date of sale of house, 22 Nov 1929, entered. Visit of Julius Röntgen, 28-31 1930, marked by two bars of music beneath his signature.

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23/26A: letter, 5 Oct 1928, from Patrick Abercrombie to Elizabeth Trevelyan, found in this book.
23/26B: letter, 12 Oct 1928, from Clough Williams Ellis to Elizabeth Trevelyan, found in this book.

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