F. Barrett to Frederick Chesson, 20 October 1879
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C125 – 117
Author(s): F. Barrett
Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson
Sent from: England
Date: 20 October 1879
20 October 1879
I hope you will not fail to bring the case of the Zulu boy before the Board, indeed it is a sad sad case. All agree that the boy is most unsuitably placed and the intention of making him mess waiter is very unfortunate – he is eleven years old – so bright and intelligent that the school mistress is in difficulty now to teach him with other children of the regiment.