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D. Neligan to Nora Sidgwick

It was with 'a sense of crushing loss' that she read of the 'wholly unexpected announcement' of Henry Sidgwick's death. First learned to appreciate Henry through her niece, who was his pupil. Predicts that he 'will live long in the hearts of those who knew him, and this is not to die.' Assures Nora that she is one of the many who mourn with her.

Neligan, Dorinda (1833-1914) headmistress and suffragette

Draft letter from Henry Sidgwick regarding the appointment of Robert Adamson to a chair at Aberdeen

[Draft] MS letter. Writes to express his opinion 'of the high qualifications of Professor Adamson for the chair of Logic in the University of Aberdeen.' Refers to his abilities, his learning and his experience as an academic teacher, and also to his contributions to the Encyclopaedia Britannica on philosophical subjects. Mentions especially his article on Logic. Refers to his book On the Philosophy of Kant, 'which no English student of Kant can afford to neglect.' Praises his volume on Fichte in Blackwood's Philosophical Classics series. On Adamson's work as an academic teacher, Sidgwick states that he believes his university fortunate in having been able to secure Adamson's aid as an examiner in the Moral Sciences Tripos.

Draft letter from Henry Sidgwick to [Edmund J.?] Mortlock.

Refers to Mortlock's offer to procure for Sidgwick 'some information as to banking business - as conducted in London or any place when bankers deal largely in bills of exchange.' Explains that he has to write a page or two on the subject of banking in a book he is bringing out 'on the Principles of Political Economy', and finds it very difficult to obtain a clear answer from books to the questions that he wishes to ask. Refers to the belief that bankers can obtain, on that part of their resources that they employ in discounting bills, interest higher than they could get by investing in securities. Asks if a banker gets a commission or other extra payment from the trader whose bill he discounts; about what proportion of the bills discounted by a great London bank - apart from the Bank of England - are actually discounted at not more than the published Bank-rate; to what height approximately does the increased charge rise when a higher rate is charged; and is the increase, on the whole, considered to be more than a fair insurance against the additional risk attaching to bills of inferior quality. Annotations in pencil.

Draft letter from Henry Sidgwick to the editor of the New Review

Refers to the note on Sidgwick's article A Lecture against Lecturing in the June 1890 number of the New Review, as misinterpreting the drift of the article. Explains that his arguments applied to any expository lectures in which the lecturer's function 'is merely to impart instruction by reading or saying a series of words that might be written or printed.' States that they apply to ordinary professional lectures 'in such subjects as classics mathematics and history, no less than to lectures on philosophy'; 'to the great majority of professional lectures delivered in Oxford and Cambridge or in the universities of Germany.' With emendations and amendments. Incomplete.

Draft letter from Henry Sidgwick to [William?] Wallace

Draft MS letter. Announces that he will answer Wallace's letter frankly, and gives his permission to him to communicate anything in it confidentially 'to the other electors.' States that if he had to decide the election [of the Drummond Professor of Political Economy] the choice would be between Edgeworth and [Langford?] Price, and that he would find it hard to choose.

States that despite Palgrave's credentials in the world of banking, and his talent as a statistician and economist, it would be unwise to introduce 'a man of his age into academic work'. In relation to [Lancelot?] Phelps, does not believe that he is known as an economist outside Oxford. Comments that if the chair were 'Economic History', Ashley would be a good candidate, but believes that 'he would be the first to disclaim any interest in, or faculty of dealing with economic theory...' Of [ ] Smith, states that he only knows his paper in '[Book's] [ ] ["East London [Librar] is [nearly] the title]', which is 'both acute and careful: but it cannot be said to give much evidence of the qualifications required for fitting a chair of Political Economy with real success.'

Maintains that both Price and Edgeworth 'have written enough to show that they have a thorough grasp of economic method, and would if elected advance the subject by good work in books and articles as well as by teaching.' Believes that of the two Edgeworth is the most original, but does not feel sure that he would succeed 'in inspiring a general interest in his line of work in Oxford - where mathematical interest is understood to be confined to a few.' Discusses his manner also. Of Price, states that he is 'a thoroughly safe man...', and that 'he is sure to throw himself into his subject and write and teach in a thoroughly competent way.' Believes, however, that there is a danger of him being 'a little dull.' With emendations.

Draft MS lectures on Shakespeare

Marked in red crayon A, B, C, F and J, with accompanying explanatory pages. Lectures contain emendations, annotations and amendments. Lecture on Coriolanus accompanied by a letter dated 22 November 1909 from A.W. Verrall to Mrs Sidgwick. Lectures and notes are accompanied by an envelope labelled 'Henry Sidgwick Shakespearean Lectures', with notes on lectures A-J inclusive. With envelope.

Sidgwick, Henry (1838–1900), philosopher

Draft or copy letter from Henry Sidgwick to Sir Louis Mallet.

Thanks Mallet for his long letter [94/111]. Contends that the latter exaggerates the extent of their disagreement in relation to various aspects of political and economic theory, with regard to, e.g., dispensing distributive justice, private capital employed in production. Refers also to what he [Sidgwick] says in chapter seven [of his book] on 'the "increasing inequalities" ', and acknowledges that the statement should be further explained, as Mallet 'understood it to contradict the conclusions of Giffen.' Claims that there is 'no such contradiction', and outlines what he believes Giffen attempted to prove in relation to the income of manual labourers, referring to the increasing difference between the highest and the lowest class of that group. Denies that he 'has "ignored the international point of view" in what [he says] of the nationalisation of the land.' Claims that '[t]he claim of the rest of the human race on the land now held by Englishmen is not in any way implicitly denied by the agreement of Englishmen to hold their land in common', and that it would only be affected by the prevention of immigration into England. Refers to his own paper read at the Political Economy Club. [Incomplete].

Sidgwick, Henry (1838–1900), philosopher

E. D. Adrian: copy typescript of his eightieth birthday speech

Two copies of the corrected typescript of Adrian's birthday speech made in the Combination Room before the Trinity College Fellows headed November 30th, 1969 with a MS note at top, 'Combination Room, Sunday 19th Nov.', sharing his memories of Trinity from 1908 to shortly before the onset of World War II. Accompanied by a card to Philip Gaskell asking for the return of the original.

Adrian, Edgar Douglas (1889–1977), 1st Baron Adrian, physiologist

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