- 30 Aug 1900
Part of Additional Manuscripts c
Writes to express his sympathy, and that of his wife, with Nora on the death of Henry Sidgwick. Reports that Arthur Sidgwick has been keeping him up to date on Henry's progress, and claims that Henry's death 'is the most solemn event of [his] mature life'. Refers to the strong relationship which existed between Nora and Henry, the knowledge of which 'immeasurably increases the sad beauty and interest of reminiscences which even otherwise would have been so very precious.' Acknowledges the regret Henry felt at having his work cut short. States that his son George, who is with him and his wife, feels the same way about Henry as they do. Declares that they received the letter informing them of his illness three months previously, and that it seems like years. Explains that he has hurt his arm, and hopes that Nora can read his writing. Adds that it does not matter what they say, as she already knows what they feel about her and Henry.
Trevelyan, Sir George Otto (1838-1928) 2nd Baronet, statesman and historian