Item 105 - Letter from Henry Holland

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Letter from Henry Holland


  • 30 Oct. [1845] (Creation)

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2 Brook Street - HH has read 'with entire acquiescence the volume on University Education you have been good enough to send me' [Of a Liberal Education in General, and with Particular Reference to the Leading Studies of the University of Cambridge, 1845]. HH agrees with all of the book: 'About the preference to be given to geometry as an education of the mind I can entertain no doubt whatsoever'. However, he thinks more should have been said on experimental philosophy as a pedagogical tool. WW has 'rightly commented on Lyell [Travels in North America, 2 vols., 1845]. It was neither natural nor national to insert in a book upon America, the remarks you have so justly considered'. HH stayed with their good friend Everett [Edward Everett] while he was in the USA, who is currently debating whether to accept the place of President of the Harvard College at Cambridge - 'I trust he may decide in the affirmative'.

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