Joint scholarship success

Paul Vincent, grandson of Thomas Dunhill, has uncovered a lovely entry in Dunhill’s diary for 27 Feb 1897. Both Dunhill’s and Ireland’s future careers were confirmed here, with Dunhill recording the fact that the two friends had been awarded  Open Scholarships for Composition. They had both been at the College already since 1893. Dunhill writes:

“The most exciting day I ever went through. Practice & up to College. The Results made known in the Concert Hall at about 2. Composition – J N Ireland. + T F Dunhill. Perfectly mad with excitement & joy. Wired home.”

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