34. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, 12 June 1927

Bulwarks Lane,


12 June 1927

My dear Roy,

I have hesitated very much about entering my prospective ward (is a male a ward?) for Ch:Ch:, because frankly there is still serious doubt whether he will be able to spare the time necessary for a University course at all; he is entered for Oriel provisionally; and there is naturally some hesitation about offering you a young Quaker, the effect on whom of the great Christ Church tradition must be a very unknown quantity.

However, I am happy to say that his parents have agreed that there is no harm done (beyond the trouble given you) by entering his name for 1928 - It is Peter Clothier, of Leigh Holt, Street, Somerset. He is of the right age, and has taken Responsions or an equivalent. He will be leaving school this summer for a little practical factory-experience before completing his education; and I understand that your entrance examination is in April 1928.

If for any reason the plan is not to go forward, I will of course withdraw his name immediately.


Harry Scott Stokes.

I have written in some haste (being on holiday) for my cousin S.T. Clothier, the boy's father.

  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 71189, fol. 70 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)

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