|Description||Letter to Dunn from Peel, Downing Street, on behalf of Duke of Newcastle, [H.P.F. Pelham-Clinton 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne]|
9/2/1854. Encloses letter from Barkley, requests BFSS send a teacher. Dunn's notes on reverse.
Copy of letter to Duke of Newcastle from Henry Barkley in Kings House, Jamaica [Governor of Jamaica]. Submits an Ordinance on Education, [attached] passed by the Legislative Council of the President. Extract of an Ordinance enacted by Turk and Caicos Islands administration. Describes the establishment of an educational system in the islands and especially the appointment of a Headmaster / Inspector of schools, to be a person approved by BFSS. His terms of appointment set down . Says chief impediment to compulsory education in the Colonies is the opposition of Congregations established on the Voluntary System, which might be overcome in the Turks Islands by the composition of the Board of Superintendence, which is intended to include ministers of all religious denominations. Hopes the BFSS will send someone from BRC to be inspector and Head Master. 21/11/1853.