A Very Trevelyan Christmas

Trinity College Library is home to the archive of poet and dramatist, Robert Calverley Trevelyan and his Dutch wife Elizabeth, a musician. Robert and Elizabeth Trevelyan, who married in 1900, had a wide circle of friends from many countries, including writers, musicians, family, and members of the Bloomsbury Group. Many items in the collection of …

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Bromide and champagne: a new glimpse of Housman at Trinity

A. E. Housman lived in Trinity College for the last 25 years of his life, following his appointment as Professor of Latin at Cambridge in 1911. A newly discovered collection of 53 hitherto unknown letters to his godson reveals much about life in College between the wars. While a student at Oxford in 1887-81, Housman …

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Cambridge Election Fever

Tomorrow’s general election, 7 May 2015, will see Cambridge city once again hotly-contested. The University of Cambridge was given two parliamentary seats in 1603 and this constituency (of two seats) was not abolished until 1950. In 1866 the Rev. Dr William Whewell (1794-1866), Master of Trinity, bequeathed to the college a large collection of papers, …

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