Item 3 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to Edward White Benson

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Add. MS c/99/3


Letter from Henry Sidgwick to Edward White Benson


  • 12 Mar 1857 (Creation)

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Reports on the manner in which he learnt the news of his having won the Craven Scholarship. Recounts the appearance of the University Marshal in his rooms that day to announce the news, and his reaction to it. Hopes that Benson had not given his mother and those at home any hopes that he had any chance of succeeding so that they may have had 'a thorough surprise'. Announces that he intends to come down after 'the Little-go is over and come up again for the Trinity Scholarship examination', if Benson and his mother are agreeable.

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      Part transcription in Sidgwick, Arthur, and Sidgwick, E. M, 'Henry Sidgwick'. London: Macmillan, 1906.

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