|Content Description||Discussion of activities and entertainments during the school holidays including attending balls. States that he would have gone to Worksop and Nottingham if the prince hadn't died [probably referring to the death of Prince Albert on 14 Dec. 1861]. Describes a new student, Mathews, a short boy who is the son of a comedian [Charles Willie Mathews, the son of actress Lizzie Weston and step-son of Charles James Mathews]. Goes on to discuss the hunting, music lessons, and playing sports. Reports that they went to the Provost's funeral [Edward Craven Hawtrey] and speculates about who will replace him. Confirms that the boats are being made up and the Captains are Lawes, Kinglake, Selwyn, Senhouse, Brassey, Trench, Richards and Gurney.|
Note that the surname of this correspondent is not legible. A search of the Eton College Register volume III 1862-1868 (1906) concludes that this is probably Henry Nevile Sherbrooke [son of Henry Sherbrooke of Oxton Hall near Southwell, Nottinghamshire].
Ga 2 E 1284/3 is an envelope adressed to Hon. George M. Monckton, Serlby Hall, Bawtry. Postmarked 9 Feb. 1862.