Charles Philips Trevelyan's correspondence and papers

Scope and Content

This series comprises content accumulated by Charles during his lifetime and includes correspondence and papers relating to his work as a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and managing the Wallington Estate.

There is also substantial content relating to his personal life, including his childhood and education, family and domestic matters and personal interests.


The arrangement in this series reflects the arrangement of the materials prior to their deposit at Newcastle University, groupings which were likely to have been made by Charles and his family. As a result, letters from specific individuals or related to certain events may be found in multiple sub-series. The sub-series are as follows:

  • CPT/1/1 - Childhood and education
  • CPT/1/2 - Professional papers and correspondence
  • CPT/1/3 - Election material
  • CPT/1/4 - Speeches given by Charles
  • CPT/1/5 - Publications and pamphlets
  • CPT/1/6 - Personal papers and ephemera
  • CPT/1/7 - Letters to Charles from various correspondents grouped by date
  • CPT/1/8 - Letters to Charles grouped by subject or author
  • CPT/1/9 - Letters to Charles from George Otto Trevelyan and Caroline Trevelyan nee Philips
  • CPT/1/10 - Letters to Charles from George Macaulay Trevelyan and Janet Trevelyan nee Ward
  • CPT/1/11 - Letters to Charles from various family members

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