Written from Trinity Lodge, Cambridge. Hopes the weather at Cannes is mending. Cold at Cambridge bitter, 'Agnata (his wife) has gone out for a morning's skate by herself, Ted (letter of 2 Mar from EM Butler to his uncle) being not quite free enough from a long standing cough. He sends a few more renderings of Tennyson's noble lines on 'crossing the Bar' (Latin and Greek).
H Montagu Butler to his brother George
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H Montagu Butler (1835-1918) (Headmaster of Harrow and Master of Trinity College, brother of George)
'Ted' Edward Montagu Butler - see Note Letter from E M Butler to his uncle George Butler 2 Mar 1890.
'Sir James and his three daughters, all really good skaters having been raised in the Hyperborean Banff'
See account in the DNB of the 3 daughters of Sir James Ramsay and their prowess as skaters which the climate of Banff made possible every winter.
'I hope to get a picture of the old poet for our College Hall, but he must get a little stronger first'
Tennyson's dates: 1809-1892
He was at Trinity College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate.
Biog: H Montagu Butler; Sir James Ramsay