Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/6/198
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 C69/1-10
  • Dates of Creation
      1907-1908
  • Physical Description
      10 pieces; 15 sheets

Scope and Content

From Robert Seymour Conway [professor of Latin 1903-1929]: 

  • /1 12 Jun 1907, refers to a British Academy grant has received and possible lectures delivered by Professor Bain[?]at the University;
  • /2 14 Jul 1907, apologises for a dispute that has arisen in Senate [in great detail];
  • /3 copy letter to Edward Fiddes [registrar of the University 1904-1920] 17 Oct 1907 asks to look through the 'Heads' enclosed before passing it to the vice-chancellor;
  • /4 21 Oct 1907, describes his time at Cambridge and discusses possible candidates for a post [in classics?];
  • /5 22 Nov. 1907 discusses the 'socialist proclivities' of 'Burrows' [presumably Ronald Burrows (1867-1920) professor of Greek 1908-1913], doubts he is extreme, says Professor [Bernard] Bosanquet has praised Burrow's 'Cretan book' [The discoveries in Crete (1907)];
  • /6 postcard from Switzerland, 28 December 1907 and written in Latin;
  • /7 9 Jan. 1908, sends him a small volume [not identified] as a New Year's greeting; approves of the appointment of [Ronald] Burrows, despite earlier doubts; refers to [H] Williamson [lecturer in classics providing assistance;
  • /8 29 March 1908, refers to 'Goodrich"s appointment at Bradford [Grammar School?], teaching arrangements for next term, senior lectureship for 'Brown' who has been offered a post elsewhere;
  • /9 n.d. encloses letters [not present], requests a Council meeting, doubts that 'Godley' is a suitable teacher for them, refers to the selection of new professor of Greek and the comparative merits of Burrows and Rackham, praises Burrows's 'conciliatory' skills;
  • /10 undated paper re. financial arrangements in the Classics Department.

Related Material

See also VCA/6/12, VCA/6/131, VCA/6/199, VCA/6/270, VCA/6/294, VCA/6/435, VCA/6/446, VCA/6/697, VCA/6/708, VCA/6/719, VCA/6/844, VCA/6/862 for the selection of a new Professor of Greek in 1907-1908.