Item 1 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother

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Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother


  • [5 May 1850] (Creation)

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Thanks her for her letter. Thinks that his illness was due to something he ate. Declares that he enjoyed his visit to [London], and sent an account of the visit to [ ]. Reports that Mr Wheatley [his godfather] was very kind to the. Declares that he would like to see Miss Green [his former governess] if his mother can induce her to stay until he [and his brother William] come home. Refers to his mother's advice about his chess playing and assures her that he has not played more that five games 'since the beginning of the quarter...' Asks her to buy something for [his friend] Harry James out of his money. Explains how they were 'got into the 2nd class in German', and in relation to the play declares that they do not have to translate it themselves. Sends his love to all at home, 'including Elizabeth [Cooper]'.

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Part transcription in Sidgwick, Arthur, and Sidgwick, E. M. Henry Sidgwick. London: Macmillan, 1906., p 5-6.

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