This year, Xmas, 1839, the Sixth Dinner was unavoidably postponed on account of their being so few fellows in the Sixth, only “5” and because the upper shell were most of them Home-boarders. Added by M.F. Osborn Prin. Opp.
The list of the Sixth at Christmas 1839 was accidentally omitted. It stood then as follows: F. Byron M.F. Osborn H.W. Hodgson *H. P. D[ravis] H.M. Curteis (5) Those marked with an asterisk are Home boarders. Added by M.F.F. Osborn Prin. Opp.
The Dean with unaccustomed generosity last year (1838) paved our racket court, which has since proved of the greatest advantage. F Byron Prin. Opp. *This ought to have been inserted some few pages back, but it is an oversight of no great consequence.
On Monday July the annual lamprobatic match took place between the TB and QS in which the latter were victorious by 100 runs.
The Head of the KS. Water having challenged the Head of the TB water to produce a four (the said four not being in the 6th or upper Shell) to equal the under election four, the following were chosen and went on to practice – Town boys (Stroke) Beasley (Scott’s) Hughes (Grant’s) Thomas (Bentall’s) Burton…
Col. Lowther was kind enough to ask Williamson for leave up to Lord’s cricket ground to play a return match with Mary-le-bone which with his accustomed generosity he refused. F Byron Prin. Opp. Vide Cricket Ledger
On Thursday the 11th of July a match was played at the fields between eleven of the Mary-le-bone, and 11 Westminsters, the day was beautiful, and afforded much amusement to the spectators, and after much good play, the match concluded in favour of the Mary-le-bone, who won by 44 runs. Mary-le-bone 1st Innings 171 2nd…
A challenge from Eton was sent to the Heads of the Water which was at first accepted, and everything determined on, but it was afterwards refused on the plea that we could not form a boat in readiness for the time appointed the match was therefore broken off. F Byron H.B.
This year the King College eight elated with some petty victories over small and insignificant clubs sent us a challenge which was of course never given the least attention to, the heads of the water merely saying that, as they never rowed London clubs they could not break the rule to row King’s College Vide…
This year Ditch Leaping was held to the honour of all old established customs the first day the attendance in consequence of cold was very small, but the second day there was a good [number] F Byron Prin. Opp.