From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Mr. Trumbull is an auctioneer and real estate agent in Middlemarch. He's kind of a jack-of-all-trades. He holds the Larcher auction and he's the one Lydgate goes to when he wants to put his house on the market to pay off his debts.