Bundle of letters

Scope and Content

From Johnson L. Entwistle, schoolmaster, an Owens College student friend of Tait.

  • 69/1 19 May 1886, asks if Tait has idea of a career, warns of difficulties of journalism and teaching, and recounts some of his own experiences as a teacher, resigning from current post, and has found it difficult to continue his research. asks if Tait has thought of training as a minister.
  • 69/2 11 May 1919, refers to recent ill-health.
  • 69/3 31 Dec 1924, regrets could not meet recently. His activities in retirement, and the forthcoming retirement of Tout.
  • 69/4 19 Dec 1928, has been recalled to help run his old school [Monmouth School] following resignation of headmaster.
  • 69/5 22 Dec 1933, comments on Tait's honours during 1933, and compares Tait's health more favourably to his own; his domestic activities and health.
  • 69/6 30 Dec 1934, recalls student days at Owens; his life in Somerset.
  • 69/7 13 Mar 1937, ill health personal details, urges Tait to visit the Welsh border country.
  • 69/8 31 Dec 1937, reminiscences of Owens College student days; friendship with F W Platt and John Needham.
  • 69/9 30 Dec 1938, ill-health; recalls H. Pilkington Turner [student contemporary at Owens College, later director of the University of Manchester Department of Extra-Mural Studies].
  • 69/10 20 Dec 1939, personal.