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Letter from Rev. Richard Appleton to Nora Sidgwick

Writes on the death of Henry Sidgwick to express his sympathy, 'and long admiration of him who has been taken from [Nora Sidgwick's] side.' Refers to the Methods of Ethics as 'one of the formative books' for him when reading for his fellowship, but that when he came to know Henry personally 'gratitude to the author became changed into respect for one so exceptionally kind and generous, and so fair in thought and wide in sympathy.' Is sure that Nora will find the strength to bear the loss, which, he expects, must be very heavy,

Appleton, Richard (1849-1909), college head

Photograph album of Richard Appleton

On. f. 1r is written, ‘R. Appleton. Trin. Coll. Camb. May 1887.’ A later hand has written above this inscription, ‘Trinity College | Cambridge’, and below it, ‘My Grandfather May found [sic] in the roof of a house he bought in about 1930. No family value apart from above.’ ‘CAMBRIDGE’ is stamped on the front of the book in gilt gothic letters.

Appleton, Richard (1849-1909), college head