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Letter from O. Browning to Nora Sidgwick

Writes to express his admiration for the book Henry Sidgwick: a Memoir, which he found very interesting. States that he 'knew most of it before, but...did not expect to find it stated so vividly in a manner to attract those who did not know him.' Remarks that in the book, however, there is nothing about 'the teaching of political as distinguished from antiquarian history, and the training of teachers' - two questions that Henry and he often used to discuss; says since Henry's death he has had no one to help him [in the latter question] 'except the Master of Peterhouse [Adolphus Ward], who is very busy.' Says he has many of Henry's letters, and asks if he should send them to Nora. Asks her to let Arthur Sidgwick know what he thinks of the book.

Browning, Oscar (1837-1923) historian and educational reformer

Letter from O. Browning to Nora Sidgwick

Points out two mistakes in Henry Sidgwick: a Memoir; one being on page 115, which states that Kegan Paul was Rector of Bailie, Wimborne. Explains that Bailie was the name of the town in which he lived, and that he was actually Rector of Sturminster Marshall. Also points out that Nora's brother Frank Balfour died on the Aiguille Blanche, and not on the slopes of Mont Blanc.

Browning, Oscar (1837-1923) historian and educational reformer