Item 103 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother

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Add.MS.c/99/103

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Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother

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  • [Jun?]1869 (Creation)

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Reports that Professor Conington, who is a Life Governor has placed a Marlborough nomination at his disposal, and that she may tell Mr Horton if she wishes. Advises her, however, that if the boy [Fred] does not do well enough to get the scholarship it will probably be not worth while for Horton to send him there. States that he intends the £30 annually for two years had better be spent in some other way, i.e., in giving the boy a decent education. With regard to Miss [Alice] Horton, suggests that she should be engaged in some employment 'less exhausting than governessing', such as being a companion to an elderly lady. States that he could enquire about such a position through Dr Symonds.

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ADD.MS.c/101/183, dated 14 Jun 1869, is a letter from Mary Sidgwick in reply.

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