Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1284
TitleLetter from Henry Nevile Sherbrooke[?] at de Rosen's, Eton College to George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 9 Feb. 1862
Date9 February 1862
Extent3 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionDiscussion 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.
schools, Eton
sports, fox hunting
social occasions, balls

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA77892Sherbrooke; Henry Nevile (1846-1916); Rev.; 2nd son of Henry Porter Sherbrooke, formerly Lowe, of Oxton Hall, Nottinghamshire; vicar of Clifton 1891-18971846-1916
NA986Albert (1819-1861); Prince Consort; (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; husband of Queen Victoria)1819-1861
DS/UK/84447Mathews; Charles Willie (1850-1920); 1st Baronet; barrister; known as Willie Mathews; son of the actress Lizzie Weston, and step-son of the comedian Charles James Mathews1850-1920
NA15416Hawtrey; Edward Craven (1789-1862); Dr; Head Master of Eton College 1834-1853; Provost of Eton College 1853-18621789-1862
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