Charlotte and Mr Collins' Offspring
Posted by Stolzi on December 03, 1997 at 11:54:50:
What was my amazement upon glancing through The Penguin Companion to Trollope , a planned Christmas gift to my mother, to read:
"Collins, The Rev. W. Lucas (1817-87). Collins played a more active role in Trollope's literary career than any other clergyman ... "
The two men met through the publisher John Blackwood. Collins was the clergyman who conducted Trollope's funeral service.
"Collins would lend Trollope his rectory for hunting while he and his wife wintered in the South of France or in Italy."
It is only to be hoped that they took along the Rev. W. Lucas' respected mamma.
This birth (1817) would be a rather late one for Charlotte, perhaps, but when we consider that her father's name was Sir William Lucas, can we harbor any doubt?
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