Item 97A/1 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to James Ward

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Add. MS c/100/97A/1


Letter from Henry Sidgwick to James Ward


  • 6 Sept. 1895 (Creation)

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Annouces that he and Whitehead have looked through Russell's Dissertation, and both think it 'decidedly able, and deserving a careful estimate'. Undertakes to make a preliminary report of it and send it to Ward. Refers to a note on L[ ], with which Sidgwick proposes to deal. Reports that the first half is primarily mathematical, and states that Ward need only read most of this cursorily, as it falls mainly within the competence of Whitehead, and that it is the third and fourth chapters that Ward should concentrate on. Asks if he would like to have it sent to him, or if he is to come back to Cambridge before the reports are wanted. Hopes that he is getting on well with the lectures.

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