Item 72 - Letter from Alys Russell to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/101/72


Letter from Alys Russell to Nora Sidgwick


  • 15 Jun 1900 (Creation)

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Claims that she and her husband had wanted to write to her or to Henry, but until Miss Harrison gave them Nora's 'kind message', they were afraid of seeming to intrude. Expresses their sympathy at Henry's illness, who they regard as 'such a dear and valued friend.' Refers to Henry's 'sympathy and kindliness', and claims that at Cambridge 'he has always filled half of [their] horizon', and she cannot imagine what it will be like if he is not allowed to come back the following winter. Claims that there are certain places near Newnham that she can never see 'without hoping that Dr. Sidgwick may appear in sight to say a few words' to her as he passes by. Hopes that he is not suffering any pain, and that he is recovering well. States that 'Bertie is in despair about the professorship [as] there is no one who can possibly fill Dr. Sidgwick's place'.

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