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G M Trevelyan - 7 Letters

 
G M Trevelyan - 7 Letters by George Macaulay Trevelyan (1948)
Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan
Title: An Archive of 7 letters by the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Florence Image George Macaulay Trevelyan, G M Trevelyan
 
Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished letters
Place: Cambridge
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
 
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A small collection of seven letters (four handwritten and three typed) from the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Florence Image, widow of the former Trinity Fellow the classicist John Maxwell Image. The first sequence of four autograph letters was occasioned by a branch falling on Florence Image while she walked through the entrance to Trinity's Lime Avenue while 'blasting' was taking place. Trevelyan writes on November 12 1948 deeply regretting what has occurred. He reports that the Junior Bursar was not informed that the work would be taking place. The second letter, some four days later, reports his 'relief' that she is 'going on well, continuing with literary chit chat about Thackeray and the 200 freshmen who came through the Master's Lodge the night before. Two further letters about Mrs Image's convalescence are accompanied by a map in her handwriting of the location of the injury and a separate envelope still containing 'The handkerchief w. which I staunched my head-wound in the entrance to the lime Avenue - Nov 1948.' Three further typed letters, 1947-1950 accompany the more personal notes, regretting deaths in the College and giving thanks for congratulations. Florence Image was born Florence Spencer, sister of the artist, Stanley Spencer. She married John Maxwell Image who died in 1919 but Mrs Image lived out her life as informal archivist to her family in Cambridge until her death in the 1960s.
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