Part 24/1-2 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to A.J. Patterson

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Add. MS c/98/24/1-2

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Letter from Henry Sidgwick to A.J. Patterson

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  • 23 Jan 1892 (Creation)

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1 letter, with envelope.

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Declares that he believes 'boardinghouses not managed by masters are peculiar to Eton'. Refers to Rugby, Harrow and Shrewsbury, which were all founded in the sixteenth century, and believes that Rugby did not claim to be a public school until the end of the eighteenth century. States that Judge Hughes was a county court judge, but he cannot remember where, and believes that he has now retired. Hopes that Patterson has recovered from his influenza. Reports that he has escaped the illness, but that both his brothers 'have been attacked either by this infernal complaint or something closely akin.' Still hopes to visit Patterson at Easter.

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