Item 140 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother

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Add. MS c/99/140


Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother


  • 10 Jul 1870 (Creation)

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Asks her to forward [James?] Stuart's address. Reports that he has obtained permission to read in the library in Berlin, and intends to stay some days, after which he plans to go to Halle or Göttingen. Claims that he is reading no English, and that 'the immersion in a different set of words and ideas is entertaining enough', but that the main object of his visit will not be realised. Asks if people are afraid of war in England, and reports that they 'are taking it very coolly' in Berlin, and that the papers 'affect to be amused [with] the French.' Transcribes an advertisement from a German newspaper. Asks her not to read the letters addressed to him, as 'the writers might not like it always', and asks her to just send on all but bills and printed circulars. States that there is a word in Stuart's address that he cannot read, and suggests that perhaps Arthur knows it.

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Part transcription in Sidgwick, Arthur, and Sidgwick, E. M, 'Henry Sidgwick'. London: Macmillan, 1906, p 229.

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