Sir George Grey to Rev George Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy of letter. Written from London. He seeks advice on the schooling of a young nephew of his, to whom he is now guardian. He asks about Haileybury in particular as he knows Rev. George's brother is Headmaster there (see note). Any advice from him (the Rev. George) will be welcome.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I have lately heard Haylebury very highly spoken of and as one of your brothers is Headmaster your probably know some thing of it'

This was Rev Arthur Grey (1831-1909) a younger brother of Rev George. He was appointed Headmaster in 1862. A breakdown in health compelled his resignation in Dec 1867 but he had by then raised Haileybury to a recognised place among Great English Public Schools. He returned to Oxford in 1875 as dean and tutor of Oriel College

Sir George Grey was a distant cousin of JB but the Greys a big North country family had the same clan feeling as the Scotch and relations were always acknowledged however distant by southern English standards

Biog: Sir George Grey (1799-1882); Rev Arthur Grey