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Additional Manuscripts c Sidgwick, Eleanor Mildred (1845-1936) Principal of Newnham College Cambridge
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Typewritten papers, with title page: 'Initial Society Papers'.

The papers contain some corrections in ink and each concludes with the initials 'H.S.'and a date. Including the following titles: 'On Prospectus.' [5 Mar]; 'No Respect of Persons'; [18 April]; 'Note on Dress. F[rancis] E[lliot] K[itchener]' [21 May 1861]; 'H.S. on F.E.K. Sound. [The Senses.]' [5 August 1861]; 'Reply of F.E.K. on Note V. "The Senses."' [25 Februrary]; 'Note. F.E.K. [John William?] Colenso' [6 May]; 'Mixed Motives' [17 May]; 'H[enry] G[raham] D[akyns] Note 1.'; 'A Leaf from my Notebook on Society.' [22 April]. Persons are referred to by their initials, and include E. R[hodes]. Accompanying papers is an envelope addressed to Mrs Sidgwick [name and address crossed out], with 'Initial Society Essays Typed copies' inscribed on it. On reverse is a list, in pencil, of papers, with publication details.

Three black and white photographs of Henry Sidgwick

One oval portrait, wearing a long jacket and trousers, bow tie and watch and chain, seated in an ornate chair, with one arm resting on a table, with his hand on a book. Two cartes de visite: one of Henry Sidgwick, wearing a long dark jacket and light-coloured trousers, seated on a chair in front of a wall ornamented with plaster-work, with his hand resting on two books, which lie on a covered table; the second is of the head and shoulders of Henry, with a long beard and wearing a dark jacket. According to Henry Jackson [103/59], one of the cartes de visite was taken by [Jules] Guggenheim in Oxford.

Also a blank card with 'Newnham College, Cambridge' printed on it, and an envelope addressed to Nora Sidgwick, postmarked 1907-07-10.

Postcard from Henry Sidgwick to F.W.H. Myers

States that 'Monday 16th to Wed 18th' would suit him and Nora 'excellently', except that he is occupied on Tuesday evening from 8.30 onwards. Asks him to write or telegraph if the above is not a reason for choosing other days, and Nora will write to Mr T[ ] immediately. Announces that they have room for Myers if he does not mind a very small room.

Postcard from Henry Sidgwick to F.W.H. Myers

Announces that they are going to stay a night in London, and are only passing through. States that he will go up early and see Myers between 12 and 1, before lunching with Nora. Suggests Albemarle or elsewhere, and asks if this would suit. States that he wants much 'audire et [ ] voce[s]'.

Postcard from Henry Sidgwick to A.J. Patterson

Reports that he is not going any farther east than Munich that year. Explains that his time is very short, and that Bryce has asked him 'to go with him to some high Alpine place'. His wife's health necessitates 'the same treatment'. Expresses regret that he won't see Patterson.

Postcard from F.G. Keynes to Nora Sidgwick

Reports that he has collected some information in reference to Henry Sidgwick's 'early connexion with the C.O.S.', but has not yet put it in order. States that he is leaving home for a few days and undertakes to write to her on his return.

Postcard from Alice Gardner to Nora Sidgwick

Declares that it strikes her 'that the action mentioned' by her brother Percy [see 103/44] 'is all the more generous in that P.G. must have been one of the very few Mor[al] Science men who were not in any way pupils of Dr S[idgwick.' Percy 'went down just after taking his classical degree... and read Philosophy a good deal alone and then with some coaching from Seeley's brother [perhaps Leonard Benton Seeley?] in London'. Declares that Dr Sidgwick showed 'peculiar generosity in this case.'

Gardner, Alice (1854-1927) historian

Note headed 'from Leslie Stephen to K.S. [Kate Stephen?]'

Quoting a letter from Leslie Stephen to K.S. States that he would like her to say that he has nearly finished his article [on Henry Sidgwick, for Mind; cf 103/111], which, because of its brevity, is inadequate. Believes that if there is 'a fair supply of letters, a singularly interesting life might be written.' Does not know whether Nora Sidgwick would undertake it herself.

MS notes by Professor A. Marshall relating to accompanying extracts from a common place book

Marshall states in his notes [65/1-2] on the extracts that they are 'from a common place book begun in April 1866, and continued fitfully till the end of 1867'. Explains that all except the first relate to the Grote Club, and refers to its members, including those active in 1867: Professor Maurice, Henry Sidgwick, Venn, J.R. Mozley, and Pearson. States that the latter was a devoted pupil of J. B. Mayor. Refers also to the renewal of the club with the advent of W.K. Clifford and J.F. Moulton. Describes the impression that some of the conversations that took place during the meetings, especially those involving Henry and Professor Maurice, made on him.

First sheet of extracts [65/3] relates to Henry Sidgwick's descriptions of the reactions of Addison and Comte to their imminent deaths. The rest [65/4-16] relate to the Grote Club, and include dates of meetings, members present and matters discussed.

With envelope [65/17] addressed to Nora Sidgwick; annotated in her hand - 'Notes etc from Prof. Marshall. his account of the club is printed in the Memoir. To it are attached [ ] contemporary notes of meetings NB. He says J.B. Mayor will be the best person to ask about it. Early days of it. Tripos... J.B. Mayor and J.R. Mozley about early days of Grote Club.'

Marshall, Alfred (1842–1924) economist

Letters replying to invitations to Trinity College feasts

146 letters, most of them replies to invitations to dinner, with a few concerning arrangements to stay in rooms in College for the night, sent to the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, or specifically to Henry Montagu Butler, John Walton Capstick, Hugh McLeod Innes, or William Aldis Wright. An original letter of invitation may be found as part of item 65.

Thirteen of the letters concern other matters related to Trinity College business, as described below.
Items 9-11: Blomfield, Sir Arthur William. Asks to use the College Hall for lunch for the Royal Academy Club annual excursion, June 1899
Item 19: Dalzell, Robert Harris Carnwath, 11th Earl of Carnwath. 7 Jan. 1899. Remittance for fees, deducting a fine incurred by his son which should be paid for by the culprit
Item 40: Devonshire, Duke of. Undated. Contribution to the Trinity College, Cambridge Mission Appeal.
Items 61-62: Jebb, Sir Richard Claverhouse. 1896, 1898. Encloses payment for his subscription to the Trinity College Mission and the Cambridge House
Item 84: Parry, Sir Charles Hubert Hastings, 1st Baronet. 1898. Encloses payment for dues
Items 100-101: Sidgwick, Eleanor Mildred. 25 Mar. and 1 May 1899, encloses lists of students and other women from Newnham who would like to attend the Rayleigh lecture
Item 108: Stanton, Vincent Henry. 3 Sept. n.y. Concerning the opening times of the Trinity College Library
Item 123: Webster, Richard Everard, 1st Viscount Alverstone. 19 July 1897. Encloses cheque for subscription.
Item 125: Westlake, John. 28 Nov. 1898. To Capstick, asks for questions from the General Question paper

One letter appears to be personal, not Trinity College business: item 90, sent to John William Capstick by Georg Hermann Quincke 15 July 1896, who writes about electric currents, citing articles, and describing his overcrowded laboratory (in German).

Letter written on behalf of Mrs Grote to Henry Sidgwick

Expresses the gratitude that Mrs Grote feels towards Sidgwick for the paper on Jeremy Bentham that he contributed to the Fortnightly. In her view this review was 'urgently called for', as past works on him 'have never taken a thorough measure of either the man or his works. She believes herself to be the only person now living to be intimately acquainted with Bentham in his later years, from 1820 to 1832. She would be happy to receive a visit from Sidgwick should he come to London while she would still be in town, and 'to relate some particulars concerning the old Philosopher and his "ways"' to him'. Relates that some years ago she presented to the British Museum a large amount of papers on the subject of the Christian Religion, all or most in Bentham's own hand. Suggests that Sidgwick have a look at them. Sends her compliments to Mrs Sidgwick, whom Mrs Grote has never met, but whose mother she knew well. Details of Mrs Grote's movements - in London and Balliol College, Oxford - are given.

Grote, Harriet (1792-1878), née Lewin, woman of letters

Letter W. Cha[ ] (on behalf of the Cambridge General Board of Studies) to Nora Sidgwick

States that he has been requested by the General Board of Studies to forward to her a copy of a resolution passed at their last meeting [included]. States that although he was not as acquainted with Henry Sidgwick as others on the Board were, he hopes that he may add that he entertains 'the most profound respect for his great powers and varied gifts'. Shares with the Board in offering sympathy to her in her heavy loss.

Resolution of the General Board of Studies, recording sense of the loss sustained by the University on the death of Henry Sidgwick, 'who was a member of the Board from its foundation in 1882 until December 1899, and acted for some time as Secretary to the Board, and rendered most important service in the reorganisation of University work consequent upon the New Statutes of 1882'.

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