Matthew to the 9th Lord Kinnaird, August(?) 1863
(MS100/2/bundle714/4, pdf image)
Matthew is concerned about the retention of a partition wall in the plans for the renovation of the local School House. The letter is not dated, but it is assumed to shortly precede Matthew’s letter of 31 August 1863.
Gourdiehill, Saturday eve.
After inspecting the plan of the addition to the Errol School I find the eastern gabel wall retained thus separating the Hall into two rooms. This completely does away with the purpose of lengthening the school,– that of having the East end seated as a rising slope where the scholars could be taught after the new fashion, either black board & lecture system. At least were the east portion as a separate room allocated for this an extension of 21 feet would be required. This requires immediate attention, as the retention of the wall would interfere with the new system of education which a teacher (in the case of the removal of Mr Will) would adopt.
Yours truly, P. Matthew
[To] The Right Hon. Lord Kinnaird
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