Trin. Coll. Cam.
June 18. /59
your Son called upon me this morning, and I was very glad to have half an hours conversation with him. I am of opinion that Mr Headlam of Whorlton, or Mr Gorham of Walkingham would be the best private tutors for him. Of these two I should, for your son, slightly prefer Mr Gorham, but I hardly know if t[he] difference is worth taking account of. Mr Headlam lives in a beautiful neighbourhood and has a pupil now reading with him, named Ross, whom your Son seems to know. He is the son of Mr Ross of Netherby & is described to me as a fine gentlemanly young man, with a good disposition & very fair abilities. Mr Headlam says that he has read well since he came to him, & has a very considerable turn for mathematics.
The certificate is quite right, & I will enter your son very shortly. When his name is on the boards I will write to inform you.
Your son left Cambridge by the 1.30 train for London so as to be at Harrow in good time.
Believe me, dear Sir Yours most faithfully
W. C. Mathison