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Gregory, Lady Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Welby- (1837-1912) Lady Welby, philosopher Benson, Mary (1841–1918), wife of Edward White Benson
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Letter from Victoria Welby to Nora Sidgwick

Expresses her sympathy to Nora Sidgwick on the death of her husband. States that Mrs Benson encouraged her to send Nora his letters [98/64-66] 'which are of public interest' in case she thinks they should be included in her memoir of Henry Sidgwick. Explains that she has only the duplicates of the letters, as the originals are locked up 'in the "plate-room" at home'. Wishes that she could have told Henry of her idea, which she suggested under the name 'Significs'; 'now being practically accepted [as of educational value] both [in England] and in Germany.' Complains that until the last few months 'any work of the kind has been impossible to [her]', and that she has had to lose precious years. Refers to Henry's splendid mind, 'and the patient kindness with which, in conversation, he would criticise and rectify [her] inevitable crudeness'.

Gregory, Lady Victoria Alexandrina Maria Louisa Welby- (1837-1912) Lady Welby, philosopher