Part 49/1-2 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to A.J. Patterson

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Add. MS c/98/49/1-2

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Letter from Henry Sidgwick to A.J. Patterson

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  • 27 Apr 1896 (Creation)

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Refers to the invitation to accept an honorary doctor's degree' made by Patterson to him in his letter of 24 April, which would like to accept if possible. Regrets that he is not able to come to Budapest to receive it in person on 13 May. Explains that he must attend an important meeting of the Council of the University of Cambridge on 11 May, and the journey that he would have to undertake to reach Budapest in order to attend the ceremony would have a detrimental effect on his health. Asks Patterson to express his grateful appreciation to Professor [Béla?] Földes of the honour, and his regret at not being able to accept his invitation. Expresses sympathy with Patterson about the bad state of his health. Asks him where he expects to be in August. Explains that he must go to a Congress at Munich early in that month, 'and afterwards proposed to go to some Bavarian or Austrian mountains', and suggests that they might meet. Asks him to send him a postcard when his plans are fixed. Sends greetings to his family and to Professors B[eothy], Medveczky and Lánczy.

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