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Letter to “My Dear Edward” (Rose) from “your affectionate Grandfather” (Caleb Burrell Rose), 9 December 1866

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 10138/3/19

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With an envelope. Sent to Edgehill House, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, from Great Yarmouth. Stating he was pleased to find Edward’s letter on his return, and hoped he had success with his productions as he had before, although ‘Westminster Abbey’ came to nothing. Asking why he had chosen Eurydice as his subject, and whether he had been reading Midas. Recalling a song from an opera which began with “When Eurydice went down to the regions below, to set his Eurydice free, He tuned up his lyre etc.”
Saying he was glad that Edward liked reading and writing and didn’t play his time away, (“still cricket is a manly game”). Advising him not to neglect ancient and especially modern languages, and if Edward learnt German he could send him a 1771 Bailey’s German Dictionary which he had seen for sale. He is glad that Edward does not forget his mother [Isabella Rose, née Morse, who had separated from Edward’s father Caleb and was living in Scotland].


  • 9 December 1866


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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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