Trevelyan Correspondence

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Two letters from George Trevelyan to Raymond Wilson Chambers, concerning Chambers' various works on English literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Macaulay Trevelyan, the son of the Liberal politician, George Otto Trevelyan, was born in Stratford-on-Avon in 1876. After being educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, he taught modern history. His early books included Giribaldi (1907) and John Bright (1913).

Although his older brother, Charles Trevelyan, resigned from Asquith's government in protest at Britain's involvement in the First World War, George served in the British Army.

After the war, Trevelyan became regius professor of modern history at Cambridge University. His books include 'British History in the Nineteenth Century' (1922), 'History of England' (1926), 'George Otto Trevelyan' (1932) and 'English Social History' (1944).

George Macaulay Trevelyan died in 1962.

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