Item 26 - Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother

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Add. MS c/99/26


Letter from Henry Sidgwick to his mother


  • [28 June] 1863 (Creation)

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Inquires as to the plans of his family for the Long Vacation. Asks when she will be at Rugby and when she shall go to Wellington College. States that he still intends to stay in Cambridge, despite the reaction of his friends to his decision. Reports that the climate agrees with him, and that he 'revel[s] in Leisure'. Predicts that if he does not over-eat his health will be all right. Reports that he has got half-way through the irregular verbs of Hebrew. States that he wished to make the acquaintance of one or two undergraduates who will be more accessible in the Vacation than in term-time. Intends to leave his rooms for three weeks 'in order to avoid coming down with a [ ]'. Claims to have no particular predilection as to when he should go to see his mother, and wishes to know her plans. Reports that he is to examine at Wellington College sometime in July and intends to spend a week with Tawney sometime in August.

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Part transcription in Sidgwick, Arthur, and Sidgwick, E. M, 'Henry Sidgwick'. London: Macmillan, 1906, p 98.

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