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Book 2 - Page: 11b


Oxford Oct 16, 1825

I have asked Mr. Paul to excuse my paying my battels for a little while, as my thirds I believe must be paid immediately. Don't be frightened of the 10 pounds you know I shall have nearly 7 returned to me when I leave. I have to buy tea cups, coffee do waiter, tea kettle, plates, knives, candles, candlesticks, snuffers etc. which I would wish to pay ready money for but which I can, if you wish, leave till I come down at Christmas. If it were not for the vile money I should be as happy as a king! I am trying to save in everything I can. I believe I must have twenty pounds more now, and that I hope will bring me over this term.  Now you clearly understand the reason of these espenses. They will not you know occur again and I shall receive part again and have things to show for the rest. I am not myself uneasy at the expences, but am so afraid you won't understand why they are so great, that it frets me much.

Our dinner hour is five. I have been to St. Mary's this morning to hear the University Sermon; this afternoon I am spending in my own rooms.

Be sure to write me soon, very very soon : for you must consider how entirely I am cut off from all my friends. Do give my dearest loves to all of them. I always love them better when absent. Give my dear love to Anna and Jane, who, I hope, is quite recovered. The tea kettle rug is most useful and looks quite gay suspended by my chimney piece.

I wish I could obtain two card racks. You are perhaps staying with Uncle Robert, give him my best love as well as Aunt. Remember me to Francis Prideaux and his Mother, and tell them I delivered the parcel as directed. Give my dear love to Grandmother, Aunt and Amy, Uncle Fox, Aunt Fox, Charles &c I saw Aunt Cole for a few minutes in Bridgewater. She

Richard said ...
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 : 05:02
Timothy Stunt said ...
Mr Paul in line 1 was Robert Bateman Paul (1798-1877) who was the bursar of Exeter College in 1825. A previous bursar, Thomas Smyth Glubb was notoriously inept over a period of nearly twenty years and died in 1823 with the result that the college finances were in disarray. Interesting therefore that the bursar allowed Newton to delay his payment...
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 : 22:23

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