Bundle of Letters

Scope and Content

Concerning the candidature of J.B. Bourne, a clerk and reporter of Newcastle under Lyme. Letter from Bourne to the Committee asking how he can assure them of his ability to keep his family for the three years of the course, and a follow up letter stating that he has savings, and that it was his intention either to set up a house and provide accommodation for students 'or open a small shop'. Application letter from Bourne and reference letters from: 

  • W. Congreaves
  • John Ellis
  • George Statham