30. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, 4 February 1926

at Ynyswytryn


4 February 1926

My dear Roy,

may I worry you for an interpretation of the University Statutes on behalf of a young relation who is shortly going up. He wants to read Modern Greats & has no Greek of any kind, nor will have; am I right in supposing that he is not allowed to sit for Modern Greats unless he has taken Honour Mods. or Maths. Mods? The rule says `Honours in the first public exams' - & he can't get Honours in such trifles as "History previous"? It is important, because he has already given up Mathematics!

I write in a strange house with that sort of pen - my wife & No. 3 are well. My employers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of my wedding by making me a Director - "At last I am a gentleman", as Napoleon III said on a similar occasion. It means a lot to them, & I value it accordingly.


  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 72732, fols. 106-107 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)

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