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Letter from A. Campbell Fraser to Henry Sidgwick

In relation to Locke's Essays, states that it is difficult to name a satisfactory edition. Suggests that the fourth edition - published in 1700 - might be taken as the standard. Mentions a four-volume edition of Locke's works, by Law, published in 1777. Sends his regards to Mrs Sidgwick.

Letter from A. Campbell Fraser to Henry Sidgwick

Letter of introduction for W. R. Sorley, an M.A. of Edinburgh University, who, he reports, is 'highly distinguished...in Logic, Metaphysics and Ethics' and has come for a career in Cambridge. Speaks highly of Sorley, who has been his assistant recently. Expresses the hope that Sidgwick could give him some 'advice and direction'.

Letter from A. Campbell Fraser to Henry Sidgwick

Reports that the Hamilton family 'have considered more fully the [ ] of publishing Miss Hamilton' translation of part of Lotze's 'Mikrokosmos', and of getting the remainder done by another hand'. Mentions that the family would be satisfied with Sidgwick's recommendation of a translator. Miss Hamilton's manuscript is in the hands of Mr Clarke [sic: Thomas Clark?], a well-known Edinburgh publisher, and Fraser suggests that Sidgwick should communicate with him, and supplies his address.

Letter from C. A. Elliott to Henry Sidgwick

States that he would have written last Autumn to inform him that his eldest son was going up to Trinity, and to ask him and Mrs Sidgwick to show him what kindness they could. Admits that it is now 'rather late in the day', but hopes that they might seek him out, as he [Elliott senior] would greatly value the Sidgwicks' friendship and advice to his son. Gives an account of the boy's activities since leaving school, and his time at Trinity, and expresses concern about his future. Reports that Fred Myers 'has been good to him'. With regard to his time in India, he reports that since he last saw Sidgwick he has had the post of Public Works Minister. Discusses the Department and the work it carries out, including canal construction throughout India. Mentions Sidgwick's efforts to revise the University's constitution and states that '[t]here is an undercurrent of sedition which has to be checked'. Expresses the desire to 'talk it all out with' Sidgwick. Mentions having read the Psychical Journal.

Letter from Lord Acton to Henry Sidgwick

Letter and enclosed typescript draft of list of contents for planned volumes of modern history. Discusses plans for its publication, possible problems in relation to the division of categories and Sidgwick's own chapter. 'First List of Contents' accompanies the letter, in which are laid out the titles of each chapter in the twelve volumes of the work. (2 docs)

Letter from Lord Acton to Henry Sidgwick

Plans for the writing and publishing of a general modern history ['in many volumes'] to be entitled the Cambridge Modern History. Asks Sidgwick to contribute a chapter on the philosophers of the seventeenth century, and gives details of its desired structure. Asks for recommendations for an author of a chapter on the scientific ideas 'of the present age'.

Letter from Lord Acton to Henry Sidgwick.

Written before his [Acton's] departure for Rome with his son. Discusses writings of Fouillee, Hahler and Heinze, in relation to Socrates' philosophy. Comments on Sidgwick's own attitude to Socrates and ethics. Explanation of Probabilism; role of the latter in the philosophies of the Jesuits and Ultramontaines [who adhered to its principles], and of the centralised orders of Benedictines, Oratorians and Dominicans [who were against it].

Letter from Lord Acton to Henry Sidgwick.

Critique of Sidgwick's treatise on medieval Ethics, for which Acton had recommended certain authors. Discusses a possible title. Points out certain shortcomings in the work, such as HS's failure to acknowledge that Christianity did triumph over Eastern paganism, and his [HS's] insularity as reflected in the work.

Letter from Lord Acton to Henry Sidgwick.

On books recommended for reading in relation to medieval ethics, including Gass' Geschichte der Christlichen Ethik, a volume of lectures by Neander, and Bettmann's Geschichte der Christichen Seite. Gives opinion as to the merits of each. Recommends especially Histoire des auteurs ecclesiastiques in 22 vols. by Ceillier, and 'the new edition' of Havreau. Mentions also Winter's book on the Ethics of the School of Alexandria and Jourdain's book on St Thomas. In relation to Hartmann's Phenomenology, claims it to be 'rude and spare' in the treatment of medieval theory, and comments that Sidgwick's 'enemy' Guyau 'knows nothing about it.' Mentions that his inability to verify the titles of his suggestions is due to the fact that he is ill in bed at the time of writing

Draft of a letter from F. W. Pethick-Lawrence to Christabel Pankhurst

Lyme Regis.—They (he and Emmeline) will visit her in October after they return from seeing ‘brother Harold’ in Vancouver. Discusses aspects of the prosecution costs, the County Court case, and the High Court case, and suggests points for inclusion in the next issue of Votes for Women.

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