Bundle of Letters

Scope and Content

Contains letters on subscriptions and other routine matters.

Includes letters from Harry Rawson to James R. Beard: 

  • Defending the UHMB against those opposed, explaining that the Board had a long history, lists those who were opposed, and advises Beard to 'Let sleeping dogs lie'.
  • States that with developments in education since 1870, and with improvements in technical schools, they should be expecting greater preparedness and higher standards from their students.
  • On the resignation of Odgers as Principal, and the alternatives available. Mentions Gordon as possible candidate.

Also includes discussions about a new name for the Board, with strong views expressed about retaining the word 'Unitarian' in the title.

Handwritten motion to the annual meeting of the Board regarding students attending Owen's College.