Item 124 - Letter from Charles H. Tawney to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/103/124


Letter from Charles H. Tawney to Nora Sidgwick


  • 27 Feb 1906 (Creation)

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Thanks Nora for sending him a copy of Henry Sidgwick: A Memoir, which he is reading diligently. Was glad to know that Henry was in favour of giving votes to women. Relates that C.J. M[ ] convinced him [Tawney] 'that they ought to have votes', and claims to have made 'two little speeches in favour of this' in his Society. Does not believe, however, that there is any hope of success. One of his daughters [Mary] is a nurse and another is in Miss F[ ]'s Chelsea Furnishing Company in Sloane Square; he believes that working women 'will never get justice until they get votes.' Declares that he is astonished to find that 'such an enormous amount of work could be crowded into a life time.' Recalls Sidgwick having studied Arabic and Hebrew, but states that he [Tawney] then left for India. Claims that there is much for him to learn in the book. Adds that his wife joins him in sending regards and thanks.

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