Item 89 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to E. W. Benson

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Add. MS c/100/89


Letter from Henry Sidgwick to E. W. Benson


  • 17 Dec. [1872] (Creation)

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Congratulates him on his chancellorship [of Lincoln Cathedral], admitting, however, that he has no idea what a chancellor is. Supposes that his new position will give him the leisure 'to construct the Church of the Future, and reconstruct that of the past.' Adds that he has just met 'a quasi-ecclesiastical layman', who confused him in relation to the characteristic functions of 'Chancellor' as distinct from 'Canon'.

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