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Everett, Edward (1794–1865) American politician
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Letter from George Bancroft

90 Eaton Square - WW's parcel for Mr Everett [Edward Everett] should be with him by the 18th. GB gives a brief description of his continental trip.

Copy of a letter from Daniel Dewey Barnard to Edward Everett

Albany - DDB agrees to aid EE in supplying information to WW on education in the city of New York: common schools have no direct or systematic religious teaching - they have no sect whose tenets are recognised by law. He has read WW's book on Morality [The Elements of Morality Including Polity, 2 vols., 1845] with 'infinite satisfaction' and does not 'doubt that it is doing great good in this country': DDB has been lecturing on WW's views 'in regard to Polity, and the relation of the state to moral culture and progress. I want our people to learn that there is something more in the state than has originated in their wisdom or been created by their power'. WW is clearly aware that his idea of education and the relations of church and state would not fit the US: 'the religious education of the people is pretty successfully cared for with us, though the state has so little to do with the matter directly'.

Letter from Henry Holland

2 Brook Street - HH has read 'with entire acquiescence the volume on University Education you have been good enough to send me' [Of a Liberal Education in General, and with Particular Reference to the Leading Studies of the University of Cambridge, 1845]. HH agrees with all of the book: 'About the preference to be given to geometry as an education of the mind I can entertain no doubt whatsoever'. However, he thinks more should have been said on experimental philosophy as a pedagogical tool. WW has 'rightly commented on Lyell [Travels in North America, 2 vols., 1845]. It was neither natural nor national to insert in a book upon America, the remarks you have so justly considered'. HH stayed with their good friend Everett [Edward Everett] while he was in the USA, who is currently debating whether to accept the place of President of the Harvard College at Cambridge - 'I trust he may decide in the affirmative'.