Letter, April 22, to Mr. Byrne


before 1888

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Letter discussing school districts Mr. Arnold will oversee.


Cobham. April 22nd. My dear Mr. Byrne Nothing could visit me better than what you propose, and I am very much obliged to you. There are rather more schools than I mean to take, but at any rate I shall be taking schools fewer in number and lighter than those I give up, besides their being much more conveniently situated. The numbering under the present Census is a little different. Farnborough is not a ___ Census District, but is included partly in Farnham partly in Guildford. What you propose I should take is therefore, at present, the three Census Districts 30, 31, 32 – Chertsey, Guildford, and Farnham. I had much rather not have this parish where I live, so I am glad it suits you best to keep it. My district will begin in Walton parish, which is across the river, not 200 yards from my house. There is only one thing. I cannot take the Gildford case in March, being ____ in that month. Would they mind bring changes to June or October, whichever they prefer? Can you ascertain this for me before I write to Lord ___? He will require to be informed that the Office shall have no trouble about changes of date, and such changes are more easily arranged by the inspector who knows the parties interested than by a stranger. June is a month which managers generally like very well. We shall be very glad to see you when you can pay us a visit, but give us a few days notice for fear of engagements. Surely you were at Rugby? I return the ____ of your district, but I keep the list of the schools you propose to assisgn to me. Believe me, with ____ thanks, very truly yours, Matthew Arnold


Letters, Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888