This year (1839) some alteration was made with regard to the course of teaching in school. Webber (the 4th Master) was appointed to half the under school; and the Upper Elections in College went with the Town Boys to Mathematics in School. Mr Preston having declared that the task of teaching both Upper and Under Elections was more than he could stand: and another reason was perhaps that the shell did not sufficiently remunerate Mr Hodgson.
F Byron Prin. Opp.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge honoured the College Play with his presence on the 3rd night the 18th of December
An attempt having been made by the KS to take two boys in the Shell into College, in order to inflict some punishment upon them, a strong remonstrance was made against it by the Head of the T.B. and the remainder of the Sixth, and it was prevented from being put into execution.
On Wednesday the 19 of Sept 1821 Mr Dodd son of the Revd J.W Dodd (viz No 21]) was instituted usher of Westminster School, his election was remarkable from his never having been in College.
George B Mansel Princeps Oppidanus