Documents associated with: Newbery, Francis Henry
Record 7 of 8
System Number: 01882
Date: 8 April 1903
Author: James Guthrie
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G247
Document Type: ALS
7, WOODSIDE PLACE,
April 8. / 1903
Dear Mr. Whistler,
Miss Story called today & told me that her father had received a kind letter from you informing him that it wd: not be possible for you to come for the Graduation Ceremony at the end of this month, & that in reply he has written to [p. 2] ask if you could come in July.
She was afraid you might be put to trouble by having to write again so I suggested that I might telegraph you so that by replying through me you might be saved this -
If you think there is not much prospect of [p. 3] your being able to come in July I venture to suggest that it would be better for you to be capped in absentia - as otherwise the matter wd. be indefinitely postponed - The Principal Graduation day is the one in April.
Should this be your own view I need not say that I shall be [p. 4] most happy (as will Newbery I am sure) to do anything to bring about this arrangement. It is exceptional, but can be done.
For a fortnight I'm here on the sick list again - the second chill this winter!
I hope you are well - & that you will be able to take advantage of the changed weather that must surely come.
With kind regards to Miss Philip
2. Miss Story
Miss Story, the daughter of R. H. Story.
The remainder of the text is written in the left margin of p. 4 at right angles to the main text.