Reference numberNLB/8/1086
Alternative reference numberNLB/8 p479
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Rev P H Wicksteed, University Hall, Gordon Square, W.C.
Date23 February 1894
DescriptionRix explains that Wicksteed's daughter's knowledge of French is likely to be sufficient, as they only require an accurate grammatical understanding and ability to read the language, rather than French speaking. They also require legible handwriting.

He notes that the holidays are likely to be considered a drawback, as although the office hours are short - 10-5 on weekdays and 10-1 on Saturdays - they only allow two weeks leave in the summer. They do generally grant a week at Easter, and a week at Christmas, but as they are subject to change, they do not form part of the contract. The planned Norway trip would have to be given up, as they cannot make exceptions. Rix describes the work as 'monotonous, but not exhausting'.

In an official capacity Rix would urge Wicksteed to let his daughter become a candidate, but in a private capacity, he suggests that she retain her liberty and pursue her sociological interests.
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