- IE OCL P131/2/2/2/2/2
- 8 March 1881-17 November 1884
Part of Loughton Papers
File of letters sent to Benjamin Bloomfield Trench from 1881 until 1884. The file consists of mainly administrative letters but also touches upon personal topics.
A significant proportion of the file contains letters from William Thomas Trench as both he and Benjamin Bloomfield Trench step into the roles left absent by their father. An example of such as case is a letter from William Thomas Trench, Loughton, King's County, dated 7 March 1882 in which he discusses 6 rents cases, 'The Dowager' racehorse and the loss of Henry Trench. He writes 'we are thinking a great deal of how our mother will fear the return of this day with its sad memories to her and to all of us- the absence of his experience wisdom and love seems as fresh as it was when we had just lost them and the thought constantly comes back that we shall some day tell him everything that has happened, as we used to after being away from him for a time'.
On 25 July 1881 William Thomas Trench also sent a letter in which he describes his visit to Kildysart, Co. Clare and The Burren, Co. Clare. In the letter William describes the conditions faced by the local population, 'The people at the former place are in a wretched way. Heavy loses of stock having depressed some of them beyond possibility of [recurring] recovery.'
Administrative letters within the file include a letter from George Drew, 3 Langley Park, Sutton, Surrey regarding checking value of work done before making payments and a letter from Herbert Saunders, 1 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington in regards to paying for repairs.