Description: Liddell writes here to the Reverend D. Williams regarding the awarding of a scholarship, seemingly in response to a request for some inside information - "The distribution of the Carey benefaction will take place (as directed) at an Audit, on the 31st of January. Your Son's [?] case shall be fully considered. More than this I cannot say."
The Carey Benefaction was a sum of 20,000 pounds donated to Christ Church by Bishop William Carey, for the support of alumni of the Westminster School who were preparing for holy orders. Carey and Liddell were both Old Westminsters; Liddell was headmaster there from 1846-1855.
Lidell (1811-1898) was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford for over 35 years. As an academic, he co-authored A Greek-English Lexicon, which is still widely used today. Liddell is additionally known to Lewis Carroll fans as the father of the real-life Alice.
Written on two pages of a sheet of Christ Church stationery; the cardinal's tasselled hat is embossed at the top of the first page in red, in a cartouche with "Ch Ch". Measures approximately 5.38" x 7" when unfolded. Item #A00858
Condition: Fold lines, minimal mounting residue on blank last page. Generally in very good condition.