Following a positive response from Scarborough Library's Director, William Smettem, to his first letter. Stephen quickly followed this up with a letter elaborating on his proposals and discussing the financial situation.
Stephen Joseph had little money to finance the project and sought help wherever possible. William Smettem would later agree a much reduced rent which, given the season lost approximately £600, certainly helped Stephen's decision to run the theatre for a second year despite the season's losses.
The sketch Stephen writes about can be found on the next page.
This document is held in the Stephen Joseph Theatre Collection at Scarborough Library. The website is grateful to Scarborough Library and its staff for their help and support.