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