The final lease was signed before the Notary Public and the first instalment of rent paid yesterday.
The house was designed by the same Architect (a Viennese) who built the Royal Palace and the Turkish Embassy. It is said that King Ferdinand was angry because a marble stair case like his own was included! This stair and the state-rooms on the first floor to which it leads are most impressive. In addition there is room for the Library and 6 classes (2 rather small) which should enable us to cope with 500-600 students.
Classes opened last Wednesday and so far we have enrolled about 150 students-terms, 3 lessons per week, 100 leva per month. Mrs Bone, Curgenven and I are dealing with the Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced divisions respectively.
|2 April 1940
Letter from H. Littler to M.S. Everett