Correspondence

Scope and Content

Letters pertaining to the financial running of the Italian schools. Several of the letters are concerned with the outbreak of WW1 and the subsequent difficulty of transferring money for the schools, from both donations and the Müller foundation, to Italy from Britain and the potential problems this would cause for teachers' salaries and the upkeep of the schools. Included is a summary report of the examinations in the schools. One letter comes from a Florence Selby and thanks Dr Bergin for his donations to several Italian families who have been struggling financially. There is also a receipt from Banca Commerciale Italiana to Dr Bergin confirming his payments to Miss Selby. Dr Bergin also received a letter from a Mr Sparks concerned with a donation for the schools.