»  Letter: Friday, March 30, 1979

    E.A. Derbyshire to John Derbyshire

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Mrs J.R. Derbyshire
62, Friars Avenue

John Derbyshire
Co/. Mr Chan Kwog-che
Hoy Au Lau, Apt. 624,
30, Reservoir Rd.
Aberdeen, Hong-Kong

March 30th 1979

My dear Son,

Peter[1] rang me just to say this — There is a Senior Post going as Lectureing — Computer Science I gather — with the Nene Foundation Trust & if you are interested he thinks you'd stand a good chance; so far, for the Summer term, with the possibility of a permanent position afterwards. Salary around £6000. Peter says they move[2] on April 20th & are having a party which they'd like you to attend to meet this fellow. He asked for Janet's phone No as I told him you would probably be there around April 18th or you get in touch with him as soon as you can. The post isn't advertised yet & Peter says he knows for sure there'll be no more such posts for 2 yrs. Either write to Peter or to me to let Peter know how you feel about it. He says it would be marvellous to work with you.

Trust you are well, dear. I'm getting this off quickly so you can think about it & let Peter know as soon as possible.

Lots of love


                    X X

Just received your letter. See inside — Its Nene College.

Will attend your requests — Mother

Have sent all your mail on up to today.



  1. Peter Nalder was doing some college lecturing in Northampton at this point.
  2. Peter & Anni were living on the Lings estate at the eastern side of Northampton, but they had just bought a house at 34 Bostock Avenue, in the town (top left corner of the right-hand map in the bottom row here).