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Letter to Edward Rose from his grandfather, Caleb Burrell Rose, 30 April 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 10138/3/15

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Thanking him for a letter and saying he enjoys hearing about Edward doing well at school. Asking Edward to send 50 lines of his translation of Homer into heptameter verse, which Edward’s father had told him about, and advising him on Lord Derby’s translation. He is glad that Edward likes literature as “it may lead you into learned Gentlemen’s society”.
Telling Edward that he is glad that he had spent his Easter holiday in London, and discussing some of the people he would have met there: Mrs German Read (very clever), Mr German Read (stupid), John Parry (preferred his singing at the piano, for his “Italian organ grinder” buffoonery is not good), Mrs Stains (jolly person and fond of cats). Saying that it is cold in Great Yarmouth now, and sending “our united loves” to Edward and his father.


  • 30 April 1865


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The MS Add.10138 Edward Rose papers are owned by the University of Cambridge and are open for consultation under the normal regulations of the University Library's manuscripts collections; see

Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Edward Rose: Writings and family correspondence, Add. 10138


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