van Gogh in Scarborough -latest!
Further research since my last blog (27th March) on this subject has revealed that the Scarborough School Board did indeed advertise for a teaching assistant at the time that van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that he had sought a post in Scarborough. The Scarborough Mercury of 19th February 1876 reported that a meeting of the School Board considered the applications and salary for an assistant teaching post at the Central School for Boys. 40 applications were received for the £60 p.a. (now worth around £6,500) job which was to be vacated by a Mr Potter. This of course could be a coincidence and I am still exploring another possibility.
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